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The Bad Art plays

January 17th, 2009 by · 40 Comments

If you happen to live in or near Minnesota (brrrrrr!) — I wrote a little one-act play for a project produced by Commedia Beauregard, of KLINGON CHRISTMAS CAROL fame, that’s opening tomorrow night.

    “Commedia Beauregard has teamed up with the Museum of Bad Art to take six works of art from their permanent collection and translate them into short plays. Fulfilling the mission of Commedia Beauregard to translate not only from language to language, but from one art form to another, the six playwrights each write a 15-minute play that tells the story of, or behind, one of the paintings from the MOBA collection. Six local directors then take those plays and bring them to the Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theatre stage on four consecutive Sundays!”

(It’s a different kind of riffing, I suppose.)

Here’s the masterwork I was assigned, titled “Lulli, Fowl, and Gravestone:”

Lulli fowl gravestone2

If you want to find out what kind of play could be written based on that painting, for the love of God, please tell me! …OR just come to the show. Info HERE.

I can’t make it to opening, but I’ll be there for at least one of the other three shows. Come say hello if you see me. I’ll be the guy hiding behind his program, mortified, wondering why I didn’t actually provide a story. Wheee!

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