The mistaken death of a young boy links two men thousands of miles apart. The first, a drone pilot, tries to fight through a haze of guilt and anxiety, and find something human to hold on to. The second, a Pakistani villager, struggles to comprehend the tragedy, and put a face on a faceless enemy. A series of shared dreams lets them begin to see one another, and explore questions of revenge, justice and connection in a time of perpetual warfare.
(Drama; 80 minutes; 2M)
Best New Play 2014, Independent Reviewers of New England
“There is a vital place for the kind of political theater that local playwright Walt McGough practices in Pattern of Life.” –Ed Siegel, WBUR
“This is exactly what theater should be doing for us-helping us to feel and examine hidden, powder-keg corners of our culture and lives.” –David Brooks Andrews, Metro West Daily News
“McGough exposes the situation that most of us have probably not thought about all that much, but he seems to suggest that looking the other way is a luxury we can no longer afford.” –Nancy Grossman, Broadway World Boston
World Premiere by New Rep Theatre in Boston, MA, June 2013.