"When I see a bloodied black boy on a white college campus my thoughts go a thousand places and none of them is anti-gay hate crime." -Wendy from "Lost Boy"
Writing Man productions presents a staged reading of my play Lost Boy tomorrow night at 7 pm! A synopsis and details are below. This is the first public reading of this play and all feedback is needed and welcome!
Directed by Daniel Student
Friday July 23rd
William Way Community Center Ballroom
1315 Spruce Street
LOST BOY is a startling new play that follows the fallout from the gay-bashing of an African-American student on a small, New England college campus. Spanning both the political and the deeply personal, the play focuses on Michael, the injured, strident boy and his estranged mother, Wendy, who is convinced that her son is the target of something larger and more insidious than physical violence.
Taking inspiration from J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan", Lost Boy envisions the relative Neverland of an ivy-covered campus, full of children fleeing the encroachment of adulthood's problems and adults fighting obsolescence and the error of youth.
The reading is free to the public. A brief talkback follows.