"Down at the bottom of your radio dial is a station with a weak signal but a strong message. The man behind the message calls himself Hungry Mother, and he's a disc jockey with a difference. In NATIVE SPEECH, the difference is playwright Eric Overmyer's chilling vision of a society about to go belly up....
NATIVE SPEECH shapes its ideas through a network of rich visual and verbal images rather than resorting to logic. Overmyer has created a wonderful hip language for Hungry to speak, and it never dies in his mouth no matter how surreal the psychic terrain through which we move. As in all good cautionary tales, the unspoken word behind the story is: beware."
Jay Reiner, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner
Originally produced at the Los Angeles Theater Center/Los Angeles Actors Theater
Seven men, three women, though one more of each can be used; single
Interior set that includes an exterior playing area.