In The Dark (Part 1)

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In The Dark (Part 1)[1]
Work In Progress
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank
58 minutes
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 a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It was originally broadcast in 1992.


  • 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.



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