He treated me the same way up till my wedding night. JOSEFINADid she know? That’s not all we spoke about. Ha.Who knows? You only know the mansion. I liked Guiseppe very much. JOSEFINAWhen I got home he said to me that I looked happy.I told him I was because the priest did not ask me any questions or say any bad things. PALMIERIYou can tell this from looking at me? Last week when you come over to my house you said that, JOSEFINAStop it, Stop it. JOSEFINANo. That an experienced a lawyer would let a crazy girl tell him what to do. JOSEFINAI never lied. JOSEFINAYes. Now. I would have spit on you. They respect her right to revenge, no one will hold it against her. PALMIERINapolitano. I told my aunt I wanted to go back with my husband and be his wife because I loved him. Only the Norwegians returned. PALMIERIDid your Aunt Maria or anyone take you to a medical doctor? TERRANOVASi. It will be easier that way. JOSEFINAWhat do I think? The premise of Terra Nova finds Earth overpopulated and pollution threatening life on the planet in the year 2149. “…an impressive first work…” —The Hollywood Reporter. JOSEFINANot much. The play captures the dramatic, chilling, intense, and the awesome bravery of men who accepted the bitter It's not necessary. HEARSTWhat is it that you think I want, then? He come back the next night and killed all of that bastard Gino`s chickens. PALMIERIWhat? I put up with it. DIXThen why would so many people leave it for the uncertain hell they find here?HEARSTI didn't say living there was heaven on earth. PALMIERIEquals? Niente! JOSEFINANo, my papa is dead. My Aunt comes to me sometimes as a butterfly and my Uncle has come also. HEARSTNone, actually. HEARSTBut not mad enough to call a mistrial. Is this true? Palmieri. Like a person of honor. DIXWhat does it mean? But what could I do? If these men are his instruments, then I am safe. HEARSTI’m not laughing. The washing, scrubbing, all the work. TERRANOVAYou call me names? PALMIERITell us what occurred the day Mrs. Farrollo came to the Reggio’s to take you to Church before your wedding. The fact that Polar exploration could be shown so perfectly when the play had no scenery and consisted of basically two actors in fur coats is a tribute to the production company, the actors, the writer, and the human imagination. Terra Nova was given a staged reading at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and staged at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 1977 and went on to win an Obie Award. . ( Shaking his hand at TERRANOVA’S face) Mala Testa. Not only in the Bronx. Josefina steps over to the table where Gaetano is sitting with Concetta standing behind him. An American name. Gaetano, Come down Marie and Carmine are here. So I listened, and watched and learned. It's a facade, designed for the amusement of wealthy tourists. JOSEFINAYou first swear on the blood of your mother that what I tell you is only for us. TERRANOVAYou have disgraced me and my family. CONCETTALet the girl keep it. He just looked at me and walked away. PALMIERIAn odd choice of words, Hearst. JOSEFINAWhy? My Papa he got so mad. For someone who has been through an ordeal, she's wilder and freer than she has a right to be. PALMIERIHe's not going to hurt you. HEARSTYes. Would you have married me? A wonderful play dramatizing the fatal polar expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott. In Hearst’s officeHEARSTIt’s perfect. TERRANOVAI will think about it. Call her in. PALMIERISneer if you want. Get out. JOSEFINASo what if I do? PULLARESignora Reggio, permiso? Did you touch her? PALMIERIWhat did the priest say? She’s too smart for that. DIXIf I didn’t know better, I’d say that you hired her. Now behave yourself like a good girl and maybe I give you a treat. This is your Uncle. HEARSTShe’s a writer, for my newspaper. JOSEFINAYou are the one paying,no? You need only take heart. So you've noticed it as well. No?Ma, the dog she drop a dead. PALMIERIJosefina it was Mrs. DeAngelo testimony that you visited her at her home and spoke to her about your Uncle. HEARSTDo you believe she is such an innocent victim? She extends both arms out from her side. So help you God? CONCETTABuongiorno Maria, Carmine. DIXHow's that, Josefina. Josephine is very nervous as the two men talk and is also becoming uneasy as her husband listens to Gaetano speak. HEARSTWhat are you talking about, Palmieri? How are you coming along with the story of our wronged Sicilian beauty?DIXWhat's the word her aunt called her? What was I to do?I just wanted to protect you the only way I could. In the winter of 1911-12, five Englishmen and five Norwegians raced each other to the bottom of the Earth. (Turning to confront Maria) How could you say such ugly words Why? With her mother’s consent. JOSEFINAWhen I was 14, maybe 13 years old. PALMIERIWhat did she want? JOSEFINAWhat for? I like a that. I m sorry.I am wrong for even speaking about such things. Che cosa lei ha voluto? When the men stand before you, let me look at them. JOSEFINAHah, that's what Reggio would say . HEARSTThere's no need. I didn’t ask for you. Let me tell you what my job is. PALMIERIYou've been there more than I have. Talking to me. MARIAJosefina look at me. That’s what. Their lives are not to be envied. No. JOSEFINAIt's in God's hands, He will protect me. Josefina is sitting in a chair,praying . PALMIERIA woman would be impressed. ( The other guests at the table begin to look uneasy and nervous at each other not sure were Gaetanos leading this conversation.) (Yelling over to the jail matron, then looking back at JP)Sorry signore. CONCETTASo where is the girl? I don't know what's got into her. DIXSo you have to prove that Josefina was driven mad by circumstances, but now she’s fine. CONCETTAGaetano, stop talking such things at the table. CONCETTABene, she knows her place. Into the mountains No?A farmer, I think his name was Gino had one for sale. Yes. JOSEFINALied? That I have touched you not like a loving uncle but as a rapist! HEARSTWhat are you talking about, man? JOSEFINAWhat? JOSEFINANo. And after what they’ve done to her, why wouldn’t she? Not your people? We never spoke until a week before our wedding . JUDGEOrder, Order. Apply for Rights. Tel. JOSEFINAI looked in the mirror. Rosalie opens the doorJosefina walks into the room. HEARSTAh but see how far it's carried her already. (She lays her head on his lap) I swear on the Madonna I would never hurt you or let anyone come between us. Will they put me in jail? CONCETTAYou have a mother's love. Tally is a most literate writer.” —NY Times. An extraordinarily inventive play, first presented by the Yale Repertory Theatre and then produced to national acclaim at the renowned Mark Taper Forum, in Los Angeles. At church I heard my aunt pray “please God let them both die. I don’t believe superstition. They know they've done wrong and they beg me to make it right so they can rest. Tell my how the dead can speak. JOSEFINAGrazzi, grazzi, You're too kind. HEARSTA cold blooded killer isn’t what I want. JOSEFINAWhy not? They no good enough for her. JOSEFINAYes. MARIAGood. But do you think you can ever ever be free? JOSEFINAHow could I? Ted Tally, Writer: The Silence of the Lambs. JOSEFINAYes. HEARSTHow long have you lived here, Palmieri? If that's who sent you, I`d rather talk to a priest then you, Mr. Palmieri. It is you two who have disgraced our family. Beautiful pretty girl my niece she is ah. Grazzi (Exit Josefina)PALMIERIYou don’t understand her world. Leave Now. JOSEFINAThe jury? PULLARENo, no. When he turned me out, then I saw the road I needed to take to this new land. The author, a Yale Drama School student named Ted Tally, cast six of his classmates and built the play… PALMIERIYou’re not the only one with that question. You can learn a trade, you can marry again. ALIENISTAh, no. I didn't know how. JOSEFINAI can tell you, but it won't matter. (D’ANGELO stands up and moves directly in front of REGGIO) REGGIO(Gaetano sees Carmine reaching for the knife under his jacket ) No. HEARSTWhat do you mean? ALIENISTYour family, tells us about them. And my Josefina, such a good girl. PALMIERIWhat do you think my job as your lawyer is? In the TombsPALMIERIJosefina, today you will join me in court, as I begin the process of selecting the jury. JOSEFINADo you know what that is? Gaetano is seated at the head of the table. HEARSTLeave her be, Palmieri, she's right. Able to tell right from wrong. They made her work hard. If a dark horse passes by or a hearse was seen, then the prayer was refused.The old women said that I should listen and do whatever the voices tell me to do. JOSEFINASi, Mamma. CONCETTAYou think its something to laugh about. So what could my brother do? JOSEFINASignore, you don’t have to laugh. PALMIERIDid you ever try to escape? 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