A hobo travels across the country during the winter. Memories of Christmas and New Year’s past; images of ‘the sweet life’ and mayhem strikes the office.
Enjoy this clip from the show:
Series: Work in Progress
Show Type: Monologue
Cast: Joe Frank
Air Date: 1989
Digital Audio Bit Rate: 128kbps
Andrew Castillo (verified owner) – :
A practically perfect program from the tail-end of Joe’s best period IMO, the mid to late-80′s on the ‘Work In Progress’ show. Not sure if there’s a true unifying theme, but I like to think that all of the disparate stories are the memories and visions of the hobo character that opens the set. Joe surveys the Reagan-era U.S. from various viewpoints, from the itinerant homeless to the conspicuously wealthy, from anarchists and saboteurs to middle-class mad men. He evokes wintry nightscapes, surreal holiday scenes, and the impossibly luxurious and trendy Los Angeles of the super-rich. The sound design, with a soundtrack that ranges from schmaltzy smooth jazz to atmospheric drones, is incredible. One to listen to again and again.