Wednesday, October 10, 2012

nov 1-18 | son of a gun | nyc

I wish!...

Chris Cragin Day, who wrote the book for Son Of A Gun, is a long-time friend of Pacific Theatre. She wrote an exquisite play about Emily Dickinson which moves backward through the poet's life toward the moment she made the decision not only to be a poet, but also a decision that led to her life of increasing solitude. Chris came from New York as a playwright participant in the Rosedale on Robson Playwrights Week several years back, then helped found Firebone Theatre, whose inaugural production was the New York production of Ron Reed's Refuge Of Lies.

Chris went through the playwrights' program at the celebrated Public Theatre - you can read more about her work here, as well as viewing a video about Son Of A Gun that will make you want to make the trip to New York to take in the November run of the show at Theatre Row. The new musical has been in development for several years with indie songwriter Don Chaffer of Waterdeep, including workshops at the prestigious O'Neill National Music Theater Conference, and at Playwrights Horizons, famed for spring boarding works by playwrights including Christopher Durang, Craig Lucas, Kenneth Lonergan, Jon-Robin Baitz, A.R. Gurney, Stephen Sondheim, Wendy Wasserman, Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry, and most recently Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris (which just closed at Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre).

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