There are 5,218 people living in Aberdeen, Mississippi. This is the story of 17 of them… And the trouble that came to this small town.
Someone is kidnapping Aberdeen's young women. One night they're eating cheese nachos at Big Otis's Saloon… the next night they've vanished, without so much as a toodle-oo.
The town is getting nervous. Residents are bolting the front entries of their stately antebellum homes, and locking the aluminum screen doors of their double-wide trailers. Thankfully, the FBI already has a national office here for some reason.
Women snapped up and carted off to who knows where. A mysterious and handsome new stranger in town. FBI agents running up and down the street pretending to know which way is up. Reporters descending like locusts. Lawyers locking and loading. And a junebug, doing typical junebug-type things. All played by a single actor without the benefit of costumes, sets or props.
Frank Blocker received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Solo Performance for self-penned Southern Gothic Novel. He is a New York-based actor, playwright, singer and coach. Plays include Gothic…, Eula Mae's Beauty, Bait & Tackle (off-Broadway), award-winning Patient Number, The Wisconsinners, Good Jew (AG Contemporary Art), Suite Atlanta (78th St. Theatre) and 2012 hit comedy Stabilized Not Controlled (NYC's Stage Left Studio). Favorite roles include Mortimer in Brecht's Edward II, Usher in Berkoff's Fall of the House of Usher (Backstage Magazine Best of 2004), Mr. Peachum in The Beggar's Opera, a prisoner on the streets in Peculiar Works Project's Obie-winning West Village/East Village Fragments…, and cabaret Songs of Viscera with composer Garth Koren. Film/TV credits: Law & Order:SVU and short films Lester and Maryam, Red Moonflower Blooming, and The Anniversary. Mr. Blocker is not currently represented.