Loretta thinks she is a machine. Her father, Monty, seeks independence and a place in history. Will Loretta learn the secret she needs to hear? Will Monty forgive her for a slap across the face that broke the rules? A play about the body, love and contradiction.
"CHARITY is smart, provocative, subversively funny and genuinely touching…Belluso mixes emotional intensity with sharp Satire/Political Satire and more than a little politics…it's astonishingly good." —San Francisco Chronicle.
"At one level, Belluso's engrossing play describes what it's like to eke out a living in America on meager disability checks and food stamps…At another level, CHARITY provides a lacerating critique of altruism—that most highly prized of American virtues…THE RULES OF CHARITY is a bold and passionate work." —San Francisco Weekly. "…a risk well worth taking…an experience you're not likely to have encountered before…THE RULES OF CHARITY is a commanding dramatic force." —Oakland Tribune.