The fifth show in our 2007 "sUBVERsIVE sHORTs" Showcase
by Hank Kimmel
Directed by Kurt Schneiderman*
Elkins as "Theater Artist"
ABOUT THE PLAY.
"EFF YOU" is a playful eight-minute long monologue delivered
by a playwright contemplating the pros and cons of using a certain four-letter
word expletive in his work. Atlanta playwright Hank Kimmel turns this
seemingly benign situation into a very funny intellectual tug-of-war as his
overly cerebral protagonist gets lost in a whirlwind of his own second
guessing. In the course of all this word play, the main character also
raises a number of challenging questions about modern-day standards,
perceptions, and prejudices.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT.
Hank Kimmel is
the President of Working Title Playwrights (www.workingtitleplaywrights.com),
an Atlanta-based theatre company dedicated to the development of playwrights
and new plays. Hank's work was featured this Spring by the
Jewish Theatre of the South in Hank Kimmel's Shorts, a contemporary comic look
at relationships, work, religion and neighborhood life. Hank is a member of
the Dramatists Guild.
ABOUT THE CAST.
Keith Elkins ("Theater Artist")
Since 1979, Keith "No Relation" Elkins has
appeared in as many as 50 shows on several Buffalo stages including Kavinoky,
Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Theater of Youth, and the Buffalo Ensemble
In recent years, however, he's shown up mainly in
Subversive Theatre productions and he's happy to be doing so again.
Other Subversive credits include, KARL MARX IN
ALLENTOWN (2002), BURY THE DEAD (2003), MOTHER DIS-COURAGE (2004
& 2005), WHAT I HEARD ABOUT IRAQ (2006) and -- most recently -- FOUNDATIONS
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR.
Kurt "Vile" Schneiderman*
Subversive Theatre's Founder & Artistic Director,
Kurt is thrilled to see our "sUBVERsIVE sHORTs" Program grow
into an annual event with so many talented artists involved!
A playwright, director, activist, and technician, Kurt
has directed the lion's share of Subversive Theatre's event (including many of
the shorts for "sUBVERsIVE sHORTs 2005").
Kurt sends all his love to Jenny the Splendiferous without whom all of this would be worthless.
* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre
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