Escape From Paradise
|Somewhere Out There|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|June 30, 1996|
|Absurd Monologue, Narrative Monologue, 56 minutes|
|Preceded by:||Mountain Rain|
I was a trucker, I had an eighteen wheeler.
Escape From Paradise is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Somewhere Out There. It was originally broadcast on June 30, 1996.
Joe is a trucker who causes a massive accident. He begins smuggling immigrants, and is arrested and sent to an enlightened prison. Description of the prison and a prison rebellion. The wife of the transvestite prison director, Farrington, discovers his affair with a prisoner, Jones. Joe has a conjugal visit and questions his wife. Jones and Farrington fight. Farrington and his wife fight in the car. Jones kills and eats Farrington and they escape through a hole in the wall which had been disguised as a painting. They go to Mexico where Jones becomes an enlightened ascetic.
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The original broadcast credits state: "This program was created in collaboration with David Rapkin. Recorded, edited, mixed, and music looping by Bob Carlson. Special thanks to Jennifer Ferro, Carly Eiseman, and Esmé Gregson."