In The Dark (Part 1)

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In The Dark (Part 1)[1]
Series
Work In Progress
Original Broadcast Date
1992
Cast
Joe Frank
Format
1 hour
Preceded by: The Best
Followed by: In The Dark (Part 2)

"There's always a reason why she can't sleep."

In The Dark (Part 1) is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It was originally broadcast in 1992.

Synopsis

  • A woman suffers from insomnia.
  • The men in her apartment building who annoy her mysteriously disappear, leaving their clothes and a whiff of perfume behind.
  • A wealthy businessman's car breaks down in the ghetto.
  • He imagines homeless people taking over his house.
  • He is picked up by the insomniac woman, realizes that he is her landlord, and is drugged, dressed as a woman, handcuffed to a locked briefcase, and kidnapped.
  • He is put in a limo, remembers meeting a woman dressed as Jesus in a bar, is left in the woods.
  • Joe discusses the significance of the man's story.
  • A Tinny-voiced man talks about having seen idyllic things: wanting to be a bachelor, the setting sun leaving its bloody entrails.

Interesting Facts

A brief passage in this program describes an encounter with a bar room Christ much like that presented four years later in Three Shingles.

Music

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External Links

Work In Progress

Another Country (part 1) | Another Country (part 2) | Another Country (part 3) | At the Border | Bad | Best, The | Building a Church | Case Studies | Cocktails Before Dinner | Dear Annie | Dictator, The (part 1) | Dictator, The (part 2) | Dictator, The (part 3) | Dreamland (1986) | Dreams Of The River | El Cholo (The Beginning) | Emerald Isle | Emergency Room | Five Part Dissonance | Great Lives | He Hesitated | Highways West | Home | Iceland (part 1) | Iceland (part 2) | Iceland (part 3) | I'm Not Crazy | In the Dark (part 1) | In the Dark (part 2) | In the Middle of Nowhere (part 1) | In the Middle of Nowhere (part 2) | In the Middle of Nowhere (part 3) | Islands | Landing Strip in the Jungle, A | Let Me Not Dream | Lines | More I Know You, The | Nausea | Night | Nightride | No Show | On the Edge | Pact with God, A | Performer | Photography | Pilot | Policeman's Ball, The | Pretender | Rain (1986) | Redneck Rounder | Rent a Family (part 1) | Rent a Family (part 2) | Rent a Family (part 3) | Road to Hell | Rose | Sleep | Stories for Nothing | Street, The | Summer Notes (remix) | Talking About Love | Tell Me What to Do | Thank You, You're Beautiful | To the Bar Life | Truth About Women, The (part 1) | Truth About Women, The (part 2) | Two Babes | When She's Asleep, She Looks Like an Angel | Why I Don't Love You Anymore | Words