Friday, February 6, 2015

‘The Road to Damascus,’ Tom Dulack’s Political Play at 59E59 Theaters

By Ken Jaworowski
Mel Johnson Jr., left, and Rufus Collins in "The Road to Damascus." Credit Carol Rosegg
NEW YORK---The “not so distant future” looks a lot like the recent past in “The Road to Damascus,” a serious and mostly satisfying new political thriller at 59E59 Theaters. In the play, terrorist attacks have set the government scrambling to find the culprit. “The president can’t afford to look like a wimp,” says Dexter Hobhouse, an American diplomat. To prevent an American invasion of Syria, Pope Augustine — a black cardinal newly elected from Africa — has resolved to travel to Damascus as a human shield. [link]