A Dead Body In Taos

Author(s): David Farr
Company: Fuel

The body of a 70-year-old woman is found in the New Mexico desert near the town of Taos, a place of pilgrimage for those seeking to embrace alternative forms of living. She is Kath Horvath. On her body, the police find a message for her daughter, to whom she has not spoken for many years. The message reads, "Sam. Do not grieve. I am not here."

A Dead Body in Taos tells Sam’s story as she travels to New Mexico to bury her estranged mother. Gradually, Sam uncovers her mother's traumatic past, her attempts to break away from her stifling American small-town upbringing, her protest days in the '60s, her experiments with alternative lifestyles and her lifelong, fruitless quest for freedom which eventually left her with nothing (and, as it turns out, everything) to live for.

Performances

Bristol Old Vic, Bristol
Wilton’s Music Hall, London

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