Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Literary LaQuesta

Calling all Chicagoans! Go and see this play right now! I am thrilled that my one act Mr. and Mrs. LaQuesta Go Dancing is being produced in Chicago. I'm fond of this play. Imaging being a young writer, wondering if you have the chops at this literary thing. You pen a little play about how parents mistreat their child and regret it for the rest of their lives. Through this story, I wanted to explore how our actions can tragically affect other people, particularly young people.

In the mid-90's, I enterd the play in a contest in San Francisco. The prize? The play would get produced in the City by the Bay. Well, I won. It was the dose of self-confidence that I needed.

I'm just giddy that the play is playing Chicago, particulary because that's where Obama got his political footing. From previous posts, you may have gotten wind of how cranky I got about the choice of homophobe Rick Warren at the Inauguration and the pass over of Kay Ryan at the delivering of the Inaugural poem.

I like to think this play asking for tolerance, understanding and forgiveness will contribute to the cultural life of the Windy City.

I like to think that this play, which addresses is somehow contributing to discussions of sexuality


Giau said...


Just wanted to write to tell you that opening went great. Everyone really enjoyed the show. Brought the audience to tears at the end. Thanks for great script.

Giau Truong
Artistic Director

Don Cummings said...

Fantastic! And to have another life on the lake!

thelastnoel said...

Giau, thanks for the comments. I hoped all had a good time.

Don, yeah, I thrilled!