Saturday, October 10, 2009

Of course you know this means war

Ian Thal, a friend of and commenter on this blog, is holding a reading of the revised version of his new play Total War at Outpost 186 in Inman Square this Sunday night. I confess to having something of a personal stake in this reading - because I gave him input into the last version - but alas, I'm going to have to miss it (maybe he'll share the electronic copy if I promise not to "nick" it!). The topic is a fascinating one - the legacy of Catholic anti-Semitism on a very Boston-College-like campus that is, of course, not, not Boston College. Details above, or more info here.


  1. Thanks,Thom, for noting that the school in my play is not Boston college, the student newspapers don't even have similar names

    I can't imagine why anyone would write a play about Boston College with BC recently ranked #17 in a Princeton Review list of schools with "Little Class/Race Interaction."

    Will send you a copy, though I already have a few edits I want to do first. (I accept the teasing for my recent .html hissy-fit.)

  2. I, too, cannot imagine why anyone would write a play about Boston College. So thanks for not writing it. Break a leg at the reading, if that's the proper good-luck charm for playwrights!

  3. I have no idea what the good luck mantra for writers might be. I think these mantras are just for the performers (dancers have "merde" and clowns have "knock 'em dead.")

    Every time somebody has wished me "to break a leg" this past weel I have this gruesome image of me swinging a baseball bat. Which given that I am not writing about Boston College, and thus, not writing about sports, is a completely inappropriate image.