Two guys, one rusted old Honda, and 24 hours to rescue a girl from her guru. But what do you do if she doesn’t want to be saved?
San Diego City College Visual and Performing arts presents Salvation Road, a new stage play by D.W. Gregory, directed by Katie Rodda, Oct. 6 -14.
When Cliff Kozak’s hip older sister falls in with members of a fundamentalist church, she suddenly cuts off the whole family as “toxic.” A year later, an unexpected sighting of Denise propels Cliff and his best friend Duffy into the heart of a deepening mystery. Is she a victim or an accomplice in her own disappearance? Has she fallen into a cult? Or simply found religion? And where exactly do you draw the line between faith and fanaticism?
A serio-comic look at those left behind when a loved one disappears into an obsession.
“Salvation Road provides a satisfying and grounded dissection of youth, religiosity, family, and the psychology of cults… The play forces us to consider our own thoughts on the bonds of family, the meaning of sacrifice, and the seeming irrationality of faith.… The overall effect …is not unlike that of a cultish devotion: simultaneously satisfying and terrifying.” – Washington City Paper
Performance times: Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7.30 p.m.; Oct. 7 & 14 at 2 p.m.; Oct. 12 at 11 a.m.