In the Penal Colony

In the Penal Colony is set in an unnamed penal colony where a man has been sent to witness an execution by a fearsome machine of death. The colony’s head officer can’t imagine a world without his beloved killer, which he considers the “work of a lifetime.”

This world premiere production of¬†In the Penal Colony¬†was originally presented by Chicago’s Court Theatre in November of 2000.





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