are being made for the shooting of this short film based on the John
Kearns one-act play produced at the Eugene Frankel Theatre in 1999
and selected for the 8-Minute Madness Festival at the West Side Y
in 2005. In The Importance of Loving Shakespeare, William
Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and Ernest Hemingway encounter one another
in the Underworld, each speaking in his particular writing style and
each seeming to be aware of the others’ works. Through their
banter, the audience learns that they are on their way to a trial
at which they will have to be honest about their sexual orientations.
If they are not, they must keep riding the ferry back and forth across
the River Styx.
outdoor locations have been scouted and Paul Matulef has looked
into possibilities for a studio production. More details to follow
from Boann Books and Media LLC.
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on John Kearns’s plays, visit KearnsCafe.com.