It’s opening night morning for the world premiere of “Popular Monsters.”
Which means I wake up full of wonder and appreciation for those good people who have devoted their time and talents to bringing life to my words.
Their task–and, in this case, it’s a task I believe this quartet and their director and crew have done very well–is to erase the page. Good acting hides the writer. It turns ink and paper into in-the-moment reality. It doesn’t merely give writers what they wanted. It enhances in ways writers could not imagine. And this writer is very happy to vanish in their creation.
I now not only know what Creighton and Shawna and Greg and Elsa say and do, I know who they are.
I hope you get a chance to come live in their world. I’m full of wonder and appreciation, too, for those who are open to new theatrical experiences.
If you are out of geographic reach, I hope you find a new play near you that has been given this much thought and care by its adoptive parents.
If you happen to be in the neighborhood, here’s ticket info.