Haiku Tunnel

Institute History


Haiku Tunnel picks up Josh's story in his early 30's, as he finds himself temping for a huge law firm—Schuyler & Mitchell—that has an unfortunate acronym. Also unfortunate—from his employer's standpoint—is Josh's tendency to, uh, forget to mail out important letters. This absentmindedness is no doubt due, at least in part, to the fact that Josh spends most of his work-hours trying to write a novel. When Josh accidentally prints out some sensitive documents on someone else's printer, he is brought into sudden contact with Julie, a beautiful young attorney who reminds him of his mountain-biking ex-girlfriend. The upshot is a hilariously complicated situation involving the intricacies of tax law, the U.S. postal system, Word Perfect, and the human heart. When the dust (not to mention the co-rec-type) has settled, Josh finds he has somehow begun to reconcile himself to the scary concept of "going perm." Also based on an acclaimed monologue, Haiku Tunnel has been optioned by Michael Peyser Productions with Miramax; Josh is slated to star in the movie.

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