Ever wondered, “Hey, that insaneness that is Remy, I would love to see that in play form?” No? … Please go away then. Yes? Well, thankfully your wish came true!
Starting September, 2010, the production of Heaven forfend!, my first stage play, will commence. In association with VU University Amsterdam, the play will probably première in Amsterdam in either December, 2010, or January, 2011.1 In the meantime, I’ll be occupied with rewrites, casting, finding some additional funding, scoping out theatres, rethinking the process of buying tickets online, et cetera.
What’s it about? Can you believe I have no idea what it’s about? (You probably can.) I will try to condense it into one sentence (plus parenthesis):
Heaven forfend! is a stage play about making choices, challenging your destiny, not taking things for granted, being incredibly bitchy and sarcastic, and seducing the Almighty. (In an awkwardly unsexy kind-of way, to be honest.)
In three acts, you’ll be taught a moral lesson that has an awfully strange Christian undertone, to be honest. (The residue at work, apparently.) But don’t be afraid, I’m still an atheist at heart, so comedic blasphemy is an important part of the play.
You can find all the information on Martian Prince’s website, so I’m not going to repeat it all here, if y’all don’t mind.
- Depends on when the university subsidy will kick in. [↩]