Night (Part 1)

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Night (Part 1)[1]
Work In Progress
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank
Serious Monologue, Absurd Monologue, Narrative Monologue
60 minutes
Preceded by: Great Lives (Remix)
Followed by: Night (Part 2)

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Night (Part 1) is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It was originally broadcast in 1989.


The many tales of Kevin. Joe’s monologue on effects and aftermath of floods, fires, earthquakes, and avalanches along the coast of southern California. Rescue efforts are thwarted not only by floods but also a crime wave throughout the area. Police car chase with stolen Jaguar culminating in police shooting.

Kevin’s altercations with drivers and CA Highway Patrol. Kevin wields his truck as a weapon. Stories of Kevin working at the Marble Inn. Kevin’s many fantasies of what he would do in his life. One: He’d be the president of the United States. He could do what he wanted. “If he wanted to sit on his desk while delivering the State of the Union speech to the nation, he’d do that, too. In fact, just before his address in full view of the TV cameras, he’d run down the parquet floor in his socks and slide into the Oval Office.” His fantasies began when he was living on the streets; Kevin’s job at an airport. Strippers.

Kevin’s escapades at The Circus of Love – a brothel, where Kevin meets Donna. Stories from Donna’s childhood; Joe details her torrid adult life as stripper and the people she’d meet on the road.


Additional credits

The original broadcast credits state: "[W]ritten and narrated by Joe Frank."


According to Press release, KCRW 1990 April 'Michael Mann, creator of the television series' "Miami Vice" and "Crime Story," has purchased the rights to Frank's radio monologue, "Night," and plans to adapt it for a feature film.'