March 8,9,15,16,22,23 8pm. My Name Is….by David Norum
“I hate domestic violence cases.” That is a sentiment shared by most cops and detectives. Even acknowledging the complex dynamics at play the cases are usually a nightmare, or what cops call a “cluster____”; they are rife with uncooperative victims, both parties being under the influence, and the victims’ quite often recanting or refusing to testify in court, ending up going back to the abuser. When David Norum picked up the case that is the basis of this play, as a District Attorney Investigator, he had no idea this 1 page initial police report would take up a great amount of his last 18 months on the job. It is truly one of the most amazing and remarkable cases of his long career. A story of a woman’s courage, perseverance and the indomitable human spirit in spite of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, as told by 16 women involved in the lives of the family, and the violence and trial. A MUST SEE! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at 831-238-2399 by Venmo, Credit Card or by going on line at https://mynameis.bpt.me
*** Tickets are non- refundable
David grew up in San Jose, CA and then bounced around from UC San Diego to San Jose State U. to a variety of community colleges before finally graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a few years as a starving jazz musician he decided to change career paths and joined the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department in 1985. He worked on patrol, as an undercover narcotics detective, a coroner investigator and a sergeant before moving on the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office as a Criminal Investigator. He spent eight years there working child sexual assaults, gang violence, consumer fraud and domestic violence. After retiring in 2009 David has devoted most of his now free time to his wonderful wife, kids and grandkids, as well as writing, acting on stage, tv and indie films and directing local theater.