(The Rise and Fall of) The Farewell Drugs

(The Rise and Fall of) The Farewell Drugs

by Marc Spitz
     
 

The Farewell Drugs (Reed, Chimpy, Johnny and Sloane) were the worst behaved band on the Lower East Side: heroin snorting, groupie abusing, shoplifting, drug dealing, sexist, racist misanthropes. But they had talent. When beleaguered record industry executive Hella Hecht endeavors to make them over, she finds wild success, marketing them as The Skatekeys, a boy band…  See more details below

Overview

The Farewell Drugs (Reed, Chimpy, Johnny and Sloane) were the worst behaved band on the Lower East Side: heroin snorting, groupie abusing, shoplifting, drug dealing, sexist, racist misanthropes. But they had talent. When beleaguered record industry executive Hella Hecht endeavors to make them over, she finds wild success, marketing them as The Skatekeys, a boy band full of clean cut and polite young troubadours. The Drugs play along but slowly and surely, their old ways creep back in with deadly results. A rock and roll industry farce with a little too much of an edge.

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Tom Murrin
Spitz exploded onto the Ludlow Street theater scene... their first production, 1998s’s Retail Sluts depicted the SoHo class struggle: kids working in high-end boutiques selling overpriced hipster clothes to tourists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014766821
Publisher:
Digitature
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
104
File size:
58 KB

Meet the Author

Since emerging in 1998 on the Ludlow Street scene centered around Todo Con Nada, Marc Spitz has written and co-produced a dozen Off-Off-Broadway plays including Retail Sluts, (The Rise and Fall of) The Farewell Drugs, “...Worry, Baby”, I Wanna Be Adored, Shyness is Nice, Gravity Always Wins, Your Face is a Mess, Up for Anything, and P.S. It’s Poison. His plays have been revived by various theater companies and Shyness is Nice appears in the Applause anthology One on One: The Best Men’s Monologues for the 21st Century, as well as Plays and Playwrights 2002 (edited by Martin Denton).

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