The Dictator (Part 2)

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The Dictator (Part 2)[1]
Work In Progress
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank
Absurd Monologue, Narrative Monologue, 59 minutes
Preceded by: The Dictator (Part 1)
Followed by: The Dictator (Part 3)

Now many people condemn me for rocketing the cities of our enemy...

The Dictator (Part 2) is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It was originally broadcast in 1991.


Why not attack civilians, siege on a city, circus lion tamer story, the dictator regrets and plucks food from his body, the start of war with an insomniac general and dream interpreters, the dictator's job history and assassination of government officials, "help me unravel this knot and find my way back to the town where I first saw you, where all this started, this thirst"


Additional credits

The original broadcast credits state: "Performed by Joe Frank, and created in collaboration with Arthur Miller and David Rapkin. Mixed by Theo Mondle. War bed created by Jerry Summers. Special thanks to Sheila Bjornlie and Ariana Morgenstern."