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Winston Frame is the self described, urban "poet of death and despair." Young, dour, pale and handsome, he is, much like Ian Curtis of Joy Division, also haunted and suicidal. When the pressure of impending success, fatherhood and an affair get too much, he hangs himself. Only his journey is not quite over. Winston finds himself in Purgatory, which is a Weimar style cabaret full of animal acts, exhausted chanteuses and the borscht belt comic Bobby Lemondrops. His guide is "Mad Simon," who seems intent on keeping ...
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I Wanna Be Adored

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Overview

Winston Frame is the self described, urban "poet of death and despair." Young, dour, pale and handsome, he is, much like Ian Curtis of Joy Division, also haunted and suicidal. When the pressure of impending success, fatherhood and an affair get too much, he hangs himself. Only his journey is not quite over. Winston finds himself in Purgatory, which is a Weimar style cabaret full of animal acts, exhausted chanteuses and the borscht belt comic Bobby Lemondrops. His guide is "Mad Simon," who seems intent on keeping Winston’s damned soul out of Hell. Simon’s agenda is hidden but we get the idea that this is no ordinary tour guide. It’s A Wonderful Life meets 24 Hour Party People, I Wanna Be Adored is as strangely sweet as it is delirious and austere.
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Jason Zinoman
Beginning with a series of punchy and surprising scenes that include a woman getting spanked with a trout, a fight and a striptease by a wheelchair bound woman, the show maintains a gleefully racy tone throughout.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014766852
  • Publisher: Digitature
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 92
  • Sales rank: 1,340,001
  • File size: 51 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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