here to read about Small War, the story of an injured soldier and his nurse. Both characters were played brilliantly by Dhaenens.) This year's show, Pardon/In Cuffs, takes on the subject of a criminal and his relationship to the justice system. I expect it to be similarly intense and thought-provoking.
|Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus|
Like last year, Wendi and I are using UK theater critic Lyn Gardner's thoughts about what to see as a guide. I was quite surprised to find a recommendation of I Am Not Myself These Days, an adaptation of Josh Kilmer-Purcell's book by the same name. Josh Kilmer's father and stepmother live in Punta Gorda and I met Josh and his husband Brent Ridge when they were town. If Josh's name sounds vaguely familiar to you, you are probably a reality TV show junkie. Josh and Brent had a show for two seasons called "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" about their transition from life in NYC to life on a farm in Beekman, New York. The "boys" also won "Amazing Race" in 2012, so their lives are pretty interesting (not to mention very public). The book/show is the story of an earlier, more difficult time in Josh's life when he worked as a drag queen while struggling with alcoholism and a dysfunctional relationship.
Last year we saw 36 shows in six days. Doing the math, that would translate into 60 shows during our ten day stay this August. Four down, 56 to go. We're in the process of booking about 40 more shows now. I'll report back before we head over on some of the shows I'm most looking forward to seeing. I can't wait.