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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Now hear this

Just in case you missed this:

"Rory, the main character in your play is exactly like you, if you were an insane serial killer."

-Nora Best, 2005


Just thought I'd take a moment to plug a play I wrote that is opening this weekend. It's called "Gods of the Earth" and it's part of a festival of three dark and scary one act plays being put on by a theatre company called Dark Night Gallery. A couple of months ago, I submitted a script to them, they selected it to be one of their final six and presented them in a single night. The audience voted on the three they liked best and mine now gets to have a full four week production at the Chicago Park District's fabulous Chase Park Theatre, 4701 N. Ashland Ave. (a few blocks west of the Lawrence Red Line)

Relative to this one, most of the plays I write are lighthearted tales about fluffy puppies frolicking in green fields. This one is...not. It's protagonist, as the quote above indicates, is a witty, charming, handsome insane serial killer, kind of like Hannibal Lecter (with an MTV Generation "edge"!) But there are positive, humanistic elements to the play too, such as the ending in which he gets trampled by fluffy puppies. That's not the actual ending.

This one's not for the weak of heart, especially as it is being directed by the terrific Craig Rosen, and acted by these three mega talented kids, John, Erin and Sonia, (the big actors like Madonna all go by their first names) it's BRUTAL. But it's only like twenty five minutes long so it'll be over soon.

It opens this Friday, September 16 and closes Sunday, October 16. It's Fridays and Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 3. I think it costs between $10-$15, they didn't really tell me that part.

Anyway, if you've always had a vague feeling that you should stay very, very far away from me, this show will be all the confirmation you need.

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