THE WAR ZONE IS MY BED, by Yasmine Rana produced by Halcyon Theatre, Chicago.
David Robson was a football fan growing up. He still remembers that preseason game in 1978, when Jack Tatum of the Oakland Raiders, hit Darryl Stingley of the New England Patriots so hard that it rendered him a quadriplegic.
In 2010, Robson learned of Tatum’s death from his obituary, which was titled, “Jack Tatum, Whose Tackle Paralyzed Player, Dies at 61.” Robson began to contemplate the idea of being remembered, and the tragedy of being remembered by a single incident, whether good or bad, when an individual was alive for so many years.
From that, an incredible play was born.
To read the full interview, which captures the true inspirations of the story and Robson’s feelings, click HERE.
“Something visceral and vivid is taking place at the Denver Center, where the musical THE 12 is receiving its world premiere. Robert Schenkkan wrote the book and Neil Berg the music. The two share credit for the lyrics of this boldly compassionate work that imagines the disciples’ very human angst in the hours after their teacher was executed. Let there be long shadows. Let there be anguish and suspicion. Let there be deep fear and hard-wrought faith. So might go the promise of this beautifully performed work.”
Reviewer Lisa Kennedy gives THE 12, a musical explaining the anguish-filled moments after the Disciples learn what has happened to Jesus, a 4-star rating.
To read the full raving review, or to learn more about ticket information and the musical, click HERE.
Hartford, CT – “Get swept into the devastating verbal and physical encounter between two men determined to put the past at rest by whatever means at their disposal.”
David Robson‘s PLAYING THE ASSASSIN, based on the true story from 1978, when Oakland Raider star Jack Tatum tackled New England Patriot wide receiver Daryl Stingley with such force that Stingley never walked again. Here, the action picks up two and a half decades later, when Frank Baker is given a golden opportunity: CBS wants him for a pre-Super Bowl interview where, for the first time, he will confront Lyle Turner on air.
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THE TAXI CABARET, Book, Music, and Lyrics by Peter Mills, Conceived by Cara Reichel, will be a featured musical in the current e-mail campaign, Ease on Down to the Sunset Strip!, distributed to more than 38,000 Samuel French subscribers. THE TAXI CABARET will be presented alongside ROCK OF AGES, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, THE WIZ, and a few others.