Loved One, The

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The Loved One[1]
In The Dark
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank, Grace Zabriskie, Arthur Miller, Laura Esterman, Lester Nafzger, Farley Ziegler, Heidi Nordberg, Harvey Perr
Serious Monologue, Absurd Monologue, Scripted Actors, 30 minutes
Preceded by: When I'm Calling You
Followed by: Coma

"When I was in high school, I hung out with a tall, skinny guy named Howard."

The Loved One is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series In The Dark. It was originally broadcast in 1993.


Stories of people who feel drawn to Joe. Howard goes into a downward spiral and ends up living with Joe. Joe works at a wholesale boutique for Earl, who finds that Joe is the only one who can understand him. Joe moves into friends Vincent and Diane's guest cottage. Joe describes in detail the curse of being so beautiful as people find him so alluring, they want to kiss and hug him - even despite his attempt to live in disguise. A series of desperate messages left for Joe on an answering machine. Joe defends a woman in a bar.

Produced and aired in 1993

Cast: Laura Estermann, Lester Nafzger, Grace Zabriskie, Arthur Miller, Heidi Nordberg, Harvery Perr, Farley Ziegler and Joe Frank

Interesting Facts

The monologue in this show about Joe's cursed beauty also appears in the show Lover Man, The Loved One and Waiting For The Bell



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