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Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Directed by Callie Meiners

Performed October 2013 at The People's Center in Minneapolis, MN

 

A contemporary comedy that moves at the speed of lightning, BASED ON A TOTALLY TRUE STORY chronicles the hilarious, bittersweet misadventures of twenty-something New Yorker Ethan Keene. A semi-successful comic book writer by day (he writes The Flash for DC Comics) and struggling playwright by night, Ethan’s world is turned upside down when a veteran Hollywood producer decides she wants to turn one of Ethan’s unproduced plays into a big-budget horror movie — possibly starring Nicole Kidman. With that tasty carrot clouding his vision, Ethan struggles to be a loving, supportive, giving partner to his boyfriend, Michael Sullivan, a Village Voice reporter and budding novelist. On top of which Ethan’s lovable dad announces that he’s leaving Ethan’s mom for a married woman — and can he please stay with Ethan and Michael until he finds a new place to live? Hearts are broken, lessons learned, and dreams deferred in this quirky, offbeat romantic comedy of manners.

 

Cast

Joe Bombard, Patrick Kozicky, Marty Moreno, Joe Wiener, Amy Schweickhardt