“A Shadow” a very timely and relevant play portrays the devastating psychological and physical effects over a 24 hour period of a middle aged Church sex abuse survivor. “The Man” as he is called talks and interacts to his morning, afternoon and night ‘alter ego’ over three acts about the violence, dominance and ferocity that still profoundly haunts him. He has lost his independence and survives by watching six films a day and has a picture of his “Protector” Humphrey Bogart on the wall. He is tormented by the “Shadow” his abuser who speaks to him in Latin trying to send him into insanity and suicide. His dream is to escape to a mystical blue grotto where he is promised new life and serenity. In the meantime he is also visited in visions by a mysterious woman and young girl who push him on to survive and finally bring great solace to him. The play ends with a powerful “Exorcism” of the shadow by “The Man” and his “alter ego” bringing calm and the hope of personal redemption.