The Fifth Option by T. Berto


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At the top of his game, a therapist comes to a crossroads, perplexed. As a physician whose clients are survivors of political torture, he has seen it all. Yet now, before his peers, he brings forth a case so daunting, he must convince them of the need for the most radical therapy.

Keywords: torture, prisoner abuse, political prisoner, 9/11, psychological warfare, therapy, healing, colonialism.

Year Printed: 2015

First produced in 2002 at Factory Theatre Studio, Toronto, ON.

Running TIme: 55 minutes
Acts: 1
Male Cast: 1
Total Cast: 1
This play is part of a triptych of work for Summerworks, along with "Guantanamera" and "Due Process", that addressed various civil rights abuses post 9/11.