The Stain is the story of Mary, a woman whose son was tragically murdered, and Jason, the boy who killed him. When a crime is committed an inextricable bond is created between victim and offender. The Stain is a story about that relationship and the conflicts within it. Mary’s son was murdered 10 years ago and she has spent those years trying to cope with the loss. Jason, the boy who killed Mary’s son, is ready to commit to a life on the margins and give up hope for a future. As a last resort, Mary attempts to finally get the closure she needs by confronting Jason. Are forgiveness, compassion, and understanding obsolete in a society that defines justice as retribution?
2012 Toronto Fringe Festival
Performed July 5th – 14th at the Robert Gill Theatre
WRITEN & DIRECTED BY
Andrew Domingues Frade
DRAMATURGY & ASSISTANT DIRECTED BY
Marta Le Grady