Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Catcher in the Rye (Cancelled)

Threshold is thrilled to announce its next project:

The Catcher in the Rye (Cancelled)
By Jon Brooks
Directed by Jessica Holt

Produced in association with Three Wise Monkeys at
The 9th Annual Bay One Acts Festival (BOA)
February - March 2010
Boxcar Theatre, San Francisco

A hilarious parody of the perils of copyright infringement, fair use and dramatic license. It has the Threshold team tickled.

We were first introduced to the quirky world-view of playwright Jon Brooks last year when BOA and Bindlestiff produced his riotous "Afterlife," which re-examined some of our most deepy cherished beliefs about what the afterlife might look like. In Brook's imagined afterlife, men give birth to men, a Birdman squawks intermittently, and little orange balls randomly pelt those newly birthed men. A piece of pure anarchy, Threshold couldn't stop laughing.

With "Catcher in the Rye" those big, jaw-dropping laughs continue, as a motley crew of copyrighted, trademarked and patented characters goads the playwright as he attempts to apologize to his audience for a show they will never see.

Join us for a raucous, ribald rumination on the price of intellectual property and the cost of artistic freedom.

See you at BOA at Boxcar in February 2010.

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