NOT TO BREAK OUR HEARTS AND MAKE IT SO HARD ON OURSELVES
The last several days, I have been working on Gravitation vol. 11. I'll probably finish up the first draft tonight and proof it over the week. It's due Friday.
Saturday, Christopher and I went to see a production of Neil Labute's The Mercy Seat at the Artist Repertory Theatre. It's a two-person show, performed on an open set on a stage that is at ground level. It deals with a couple who are thinking of making a clean break of it on the day after 9/11. The man can pretend he died, thus not leaving his wife and kids in an emotional lurch the way a divorce would. Labute loves having people rip their guts out and throw them at one another, and The Mercy Seat is no exception. It wasn't a remarkable production, but it's hard for such strong, wrenching dialogue not to shine.
Current Soundtrack: Original soundtrack to 2046
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