Hi everyone! I'm afraid I have to take a three or four week break from the blog and dear Wenonah in order to focus on a project of mine. A very talented young man named Steven McCasland has adapted my two books into a one man play called, oddly, "Fun Being Me". It has its premier on April 12th and 13th at Pace University in downtown Manhattan at 8pm. I'm excited and scared and overjoyed. Steven has done a fine job of locating the points where the books intersect and has woven them into a moving theater piece. Sadly he hired me as the actor. Oh well, you get what you pay for and he's not paying me.
If you'd like to attend you need to RSVP to Steven at this address: GroupTherapyProductions@gmail.com. There is a suggested donation of $5 that goes to the charity of my choice...in this case the GMHC of New York. What a shock, a guy with AIDS picks one of the finest organizations in NYC to donate money to. I'd love to see you there and talk with you after. Here's what Steven said in his email publicizing the piece:
I am proud to be a participant in the world premiere of poet Jack Wiler's beautiful one-man play, FUN BEING ME. Jack speaks candidly life with AIDS, living the life of a poet but working as an exterminator to pay the bills, and the difference between life and death. I was given the opportunity to adapt his poetry into a play and direct him in it and I'm proud to say that the work he is doing is stunning and beautiful. He is a wonderful man and his poetry is absolutely gorgeous.
We're presenting the piece of Saturday April 12th and Sunday April 13th at 8pm in Pace's Multipurpose Room. It is presented by Group Therapy Productions, a student theater group I co-founded with Kerrie Bond, Michael Rehse and Theresa Johnson, and Pace CARES. All of the proceeds raised will benefit Gay Men's Health Crisis.
We ask that you donate $5.00 for admission, though it is not required. The performance should last about 45 minutes, followed by a talk-back with Jack and I. Attached you'll find the ad for the performances.
If you'd like to attend, please e-mail GroupTherapyProductions@gmail.com.
I hope to see you there!
Okay, you're saying where's the attached ad? I'd post it but it's a pdf file and blogger doesn't let you upload pdf's. God knows why. Write me and I'll email it to you. To all you sad sack South Jersey knuckleheads, this is your chance to come to the big apple for a bit of culture. To everyone else in the metropolitan area I'd love to have you in attendance to buoy my spirits.
Till April 14th then, Godspeed and Happy Easter!