"Some things are too terrible to say out loud."

—Father Ziperski

 

Silent

Cast: 5M, 1W

When Catholic priest Michael Ziperski begins counseling a convicted mob boss at Springfield Federal Penitentiary, he expects to offer spiritual support and guidance. He does not expect to be questioned by two FBI agents, looking for someone on the outside who is helping Frankie “the pizza man” Palozzollo continue to profit from his criminal past. Another unexpected visitor, a fellow priest, also comes to ask Father Ziperski a question; will he hear his confession?


Production History

2012. Workshop and reading, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre  (Milwaukee, WI)

2011. Finalist, Wisconsin Wrights Playwriting Contest (Madison, WI)