A few years ago, my friend novelist Stephen McCauley (The Object of My Affection)and I were between books and hit upon the idea of writing a play as a way to keep ourselves occupied until we scraped together the energy to begin new novels. It was so much fun working together on A LITTLE WORK, a mash-up of Nip/Tuck and The Man who Came to Dinner.
We held some Boston workshop readings and even did a staged reading as a fundraiser for a local organization I helped found here in Boston. (www.mayyimhayyim.org). However, we never got to a full production until now.
“Who Wants Cake,” a company in Ferndale, MI, (near Detroit) was planning to give the play its premiere in January 8, but production has been postponed. Will keep you posted about rescheduling.
I’m disappointed but hopeful it will be up and better than ever next summer.