by Joao Bethencourt
19:00 at the West Side Theatre
On a visit to New York, the Pope leaves the Hotel and, confused by a thunderstorm, gets into a taxi instead of his personal limousine. And luck is not on his side: The Jewish taxi driver, Sam Leibowitz, spontaneously decides to kidnap him and to take him to his Brooklyn apartment where he holds him for a special ransom—a day of world peace! The Leibowitz family is stunned by this act and Sam's bewildered wife fixes a lunch, saying, "Call the children; call the Pope." While the world debates about the ransom, other parties are desperately trying to save the Pope and the story takes up speed.