The Unauthorized Occupation of Patty Hearst

CALL ME TANIA:

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MY DREAM OF FREEDOM     (Act 1, Scene 8)

 

Patty and Cinque sing a captor/captive duet of their

mutual-yet-contradictory desires for liberation.

THE YEAR OF MISSING YOU      (Act 2, Scene 10)

 

Mr. and Mrs. Hearst endure a year-long stretch of aching uncertainty

as Patty completely drops off the radar.

THE POOR ARE PAWNS AGAIN    (Act 1, Scene 16)

 

As the riot unfolds in slow-motion, a figure steps forward and sings to Mrs. Hearst of class inequality

AM I ONLY WHAT I DID TODAY      (Act 1, Scene 19)

 

Patty robs a bank, wielding a military assault-rifle...

...and crosses the point of no return 

IMAGINARY GIRL    (Act 2, Scene 17)

 

While escorted to prison, Patty laments that now she has no identity at all – except the false ones put on her

THE HERO OF OUR OWN LIFE STORY      (Act 2, Scene 21)

 

Released from prison by President Carter’s order, Patty has a life-changing realization of why the jury condemned her – a compassionate awakening to the flaws and frailties of human nature

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST & GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED EXPERT ON PTSD

With a career dedicated to the treatment of survivors of complex trauma,

Dr. Harvey L. Schwartz discusses the substance and significance of IMAGINARY GIRL

POST-READING Q&A TALKBACK 

Recorded at Nancy Hayes Casting Studio in San Francisco

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TEASER VIDEO

A montage of images where each one represents a single scene and its plot point.

STOP START OVER (Part 3) 

The world reacts to a new SLA audiotape while an outrageous proof-of-life Polaroid of Patty is staged

"Aren’t we all fighting a never-ending battle between who we are and who we are not?"

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IMAGINARY GIRL: The Occupation of Patty Hearst – book, lyrics & music © 2020 Leonard Dolivio Cetrangolo