The complete three-hour series consists of a variety of interweaving motifs in each of the three parts:
An account of Joe’s difficult relationship with Lila; Joe stumbles on love letters to her from a former college teacher, Professor Vogel. Entries from Joe’s travel books as he recounts experiences from various parts of the world: onboard a perilous hot air balloon flight, over an African savannah, dancing in streets of Rio; and other adventures recounted from Bangkok, digging in the upper Nile at pyramid Amon-Ra, singing in a jazz club in Greenwich Village, as well as a variety of other travel moments.
Philosophical questions concerning the nature of truth, what constitutes happiness, and the paradox of attempting to impose on one’s self a state of grace and internal peace.
A nightmare vision of the decline of Western Civilization into barbarism, and Joe’s efforts to raise money for a new religion to meet the needs of the disaffected and alienated.
Joe’s self-doubt about the value of his radio work followed by frustrated harangues of listeners and attempts to engage them emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
Produced in collaboration with Arthur Miller and David Rapkin.
Also available: Two-pack: Iceland Part 1 (original) and Part 2 (remix)*
*Part 2 (remix) is a distillation of the original Parts 2 and 3.
Please Note! The Digital Download (zip file) is 134 MiB and may take a long time to download depending on your Internet Connection.
Series: Work in Progress
Show Type: Monologue
Cast: Joe Frank
Air Date: 1990
Digital Audio Bit Rate: 128kbps