"That First Pump"
Youth and an infatuation with violence We were young, full of hate We couldn’t wait, we wanted that CAR. We wanted the sand, we wanted to earn the scars. To deal pain from our hand, to wear the salt. We wanted to laugh, to cry. We thought none of us would die. Yet here we pray, over a combat cross. We didn’t understand the cost, we paid in full. We were young, but we came home much older.
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Want the best date night possible this Saturday night? Drinks, dessert, a hilarious live performance, professional actors, an intimate unforgettable space, pay-what-you-can tickets…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?
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?
This week on the Savage Wonder podcast…
Keith Rousseau is an Air Force Veteran who is an actor, model, writer, photographer and abstract artist. His path has been tumultuous, unpredictable yet successful. I had a great time talking with this hard-working artist who is juggling five artistic pursuits at the same time while maintaining his inspiration and his passion.
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