Funny that respectable farm folk should name their town "Thief River." These days, even Hell's Kitchen, where Lee Blessing's play is being performed, calls itself Clinton. And these stiff-backed, northern Midwesterners are no easygoing Manhattanites. At the play's start, it's prom night, 1948, and two high school boys are in love. One of them, Gil, has just been beaten up by the school homophobe, and has retaliated by getting a gun and shooting two fingers off his attacker's hand. Gil's lover Ray, more cautious in every respect, is putting him back in order when an unexpected intrusion occurs—one of... More >>>