A husband and wife gather in an execution chamber in Virginia to see the death of the young man who murdered their daughter. The mother of the murderer also attends. As the young man is about to be executed, he vanishes in front of everyone’s eyes.
LORI - 30 - 45, working class mom, white. LORI is a powerhouse, loud, and dedicated to what she believes in.
DESMOND - 30 - 55, LORI's husband, African American, a professor at a community college. He's smart, diplomatic, and careful.
MARSHA - 30 - 45, a seemingly surly woman and mother of AUSTIN, white. She's a Pentecostal and fundamentalist Christian who knows how to preach from the pulpit.
MAX - 35+, white. A prison administrator who likes his job.
REV. JUDITH - 20+, An Anglican priest, a modern metropolitan woman but fish out of water in ruralVirginia. HispanicorAsianAmerican.
AUSTIN - 18+, a murderer, white.
LESLIE - LORI and DESMOND's daughter, a person of color. LESLIE can be played by a 7 year old or an adult. The stage directions in the scene LESLIE AND AUSTIN give details on adult casting.