John Becker - Playwright

Play Synopsis

Jack Horner is a philosophy teacher whose pregnant wife is shot at random by a confused teenager. He becomes convinced that society has snapped. In order to advance the cause of civilization, he decides to literally attack what he deems to be the most egregious aspects of society. He targets the NRA, an obnoxious day-time talk-show host, and a right-wing politician who killed programs Jack felt would have, in their way, advanced evolution.

A wanted man, he contacts a small-town reporter for an exclusive interview.

Awarded an Individual Artist's Grant by the Maryland State Arts Council, produced by Company 13, and received a staged reading with Amnesty International Human Rights Arts Festival.

site design by Paul