Genre: Drama
John Doble


Two detectives stand over the dead body of a young woman who has been raped and murdered.  Their investigation leads them to a lonely poetry teacher and her sisters to learn if they saw anything that might shed light on the nearby crime. What happens when a detective and his potential witness fall deeply in love, and she learns that to protect women like herself, the man she loves commits an act that violates her deepest principles? When violence, revenge, justice, and passion collide, our need for love challenges the strength of our principles.

Playwright John Doble states, “To Protect the Poetsportrays both timeless and contemporary emotional and social conflicts, paralleled with motifs in classic literature and runs that gamut from comedy to pathos.  I'd like to think that John Patrick Shanley, and the late August Wilson and Wendy Wasserstein, just some of the playwrights I admire most, would enjoy it.

Open:   08/11/10
Close:   08/13/10

August 11, 12, and 13 at 9pm
Theater:   Manhattan Repertory Theatre
Address:   303 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
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