B T TO THE DUBBLE DUBS, STEVE DIUBALDO'S BOOMER'S MILLENIAL HERO READING, DIRECTED BY JENNA WORSHAM AT TERRANOVA WAS A HOOTIN SUCCESS. THE RECTITUDE OF OUR INTENTIONS Y'ALL.
So like, I forgot to mention:
We worked damn hard and had such a blast and then I went right into my third workshop of the month with Th jewish Plays folks and didn't get to be like, yo, dudes, Boomer's Millenial Hero Story was some of the most fun I've had doing a reading. We had the smaller theatre at Cherry Lane packed and they were a rockin audience. And my fellow ensemble members were so righteously ridiculously hysterical that I think I got a hernia.Thanks to the whole team and terraNova for being the fuckin bomb squared.
BOOMER'S MILLENNIAL HERO STORY
Written by STEVE DiUBALDO
Directed by JENNA WORSHAM
Original Music by RICH CAMPBELL
Monday, June 16th at 3pm
FEATURING: Denny Dale Bess, Derrick Cobey, Nic Grelli, Emily Kratter, Brian McManamon, Susan Louise O'Connor, Diana Oh, Lisa Purrone, and Richard Thieriot
A down-home, piano-playing American story teller of the Boomer Generation guides us through the "heroic" first twenty-five years of white upper-middle class millennial Montgomery Walter's life. From a childhood full of trophies and doctor's diagnosis and parental self-esteem building, to 9/11 to the market crash to Occupy Wall Street, this raucous vaudevillian journey takes an absurdist look at the generational divide while leaving no side unscathed.
From wh auden's September 1, 1939:
"Defenceless under the night /Our world in stupor lies; /Yet, dotted everywhere, /Ironic points of light /Flash out wherever the Just /Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them /Of Eros and of dust,/ Beleaguered by the same /Negation and despair/, Show an affirming flame."