||[Nov. 4th, 2004|01:47 pm]
This is the end of the world as we know it...
hahaha, i love that song!
...and i feel fine
oh my god are you ready for this?
I am so bored at work and no one is online, so I'm reading your old random entries and this might be the first of a zillion random emails from me. sorry for the overkill.
The play I'm in right now has undertones of "the end of the world" type theme, and the playwright, a friend of mine, happens to write a LOT of plays with apocalyptic themes (in fact, we did a whole cabaret about it). I asked him about this last night and he told me it was because when he was little, he read this science book about the universe, and how the sun was supposed to supernova in 15 billion years. He said "and 15 was a number I recognized, and I put down the book and was convinced the world was gonna end tomorrow. And then sometime in my twenties, the number changed to 5 billion years and so I was convinced come age 30 we'd reach doomsday!" He was telling it in a joking matter, but seriously every one of his plays deals with it. But they're all brilliant, so there you go.
I laughed though because I had this image of this poor paranoid 10 year old holding his science book and starring at the sky in abject fear LOL!!
No such thing as overkill. I love chatting with you. :)
And that's fascinating! Is he pretty well known, or still working on it? Have his plays been put on at some good theatres? Has he entered his plays in play competitions? Armegeddon plays usually do really well in that sort of thing.
And LOL! That is a fantastic image. ;)
He just does local work. And so far, he's only had short plays performed - I am DYING for when he finally does a full length play because he's SO good. I dont know if he'll ever put his work out further than our local venues - he's pretty much exclusively done work for the theatre company he and his classmates started (Elemental Theatre) - they're pretty underground right now, though they're slowly working on their non-profit status.
That's awesome. :) When a theatre becomes non=profit in my experience they almost always do well. :)