by s.p. burke
It seemed fitting, (on my last day in uniform) to spend some time r e m i n i s c i n g with my friends. The ones at the smoke pit or fire pit. Where hopes and dreams rose with embers into the sky, to cool and rest in some forgotten land. To the regulars in gyms fashioned from hangars sweat, iron, vented stress, and crass jokes… which echo still like ringing, clanging metal, and unfulfilled dreams. The ones we lost in the war, over t h e r e and the ones we lost in the war, over h e r e. We used to laugh about what life might be like when we are old and grey. Shuffling about, at 60, and hanging on to our former glory. I’d like to believe more than just a few of you would break into, at least, a chortle, if not just a raucous guffaw, at the irony, that you made it to sixty.
s.p. burke just completed 20 years service in the US Army.
We’re sold out for the next two weeks. That’s right, we have no tickets left for our remaining performances of Meteor Shower. So let’s get a jump on our staged reading of Ira Levin’s legendary Broadway comedy/thriller Deathtrap.
If you want the best date night possible…if you want drinks, dessert, a hilarious live performance, professional actors, an intimate unforgettable space, and pay-what-you-can tickets…if you have a Saturday night available…it simply does not get better than this. So come on out and join us at our Parlor on Quaker Avenue for our staged reading of Ira Levin’s legendary Broadway comedy/thriller Deathtrap.
Don’t know Deathtrap? It was the winner of the 1978 Edgar Award for Best Play and record holder for the longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway. It’s about Sidney Bruhl - a successful Broadway playwright with writer’s block and a recent spate of box office failures. Desperate to break his dry-spell, Sidney finds hope in Clifford Anderson, a student in his seminar class who has submitted a thriller script, cleverly titled Deathtrap as well. Can Sidney convince Clifford to collaborate and give him co-credit? Or is there a way to cut Clifford out altogether and get sole credit?
We expect Deathtrap to be sold out - so get your tickets now! As always, you’re welcome to show up and hope for a cancellation. But if you really want to see the show, why not book now and save yourself the uncertainty?