In February of 2008, FSCJ’s Speech and Forensics team presented a Reader’s Theater one-act called Goodbye composed of source material take from William Finn’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Steven Levitan’s Just Shoot Me, Michael Clancy’s Eulogy, James L. Brooks’s The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender’s The Breakup.
The same evening, Dramaworks presented a one-act Reader’s Theatre version of Eugene Ionesco’s Killing Game. In Killing Game, a town of Everymen (and women) who speak in clichés suffer the devastating effects of a black plague, symbolized by an ominous black monk. As this generic town is laid to waste and its population decimated by this indiscriminate killer the inherent flaws of the townsfolk are laid bare. Ionesco, a master of Theater of the Absurd, leaves no one person untouched, making the comic tragic, the tragic comic, and probing the raw nerves in all of us.
Please be advised the production of Goodbye contains language and content some may find offensive and may not be suitable for younger audiences.
These shows ran as a double feature in the Black Box at FSCJ's Wilson Center for the Arts February 15-16, 2008.
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