Art v. Commerce
Collaborative art is so fraught with potential disaster its amazing it ever succeeds at all. The battles between the person who originated the idea and those whose egos and opinions later bear influence on it have inspired a lot of great material, from Sullivans Travels to The Player to Barton Fink. In Dont Talk to the Actors, idealistic writer Jerry Przpezniak has his autobiographical stage play optioned for a Broadway production. Naturally, once big money is involved, everyone feels they have a say in the direction of the performance. Cheeseball 80s television actor Curt Logan takes over creative control and attempts to woo Przpezniaks fiance. And just when it seems like it couldnt get any worse, Przpezniak watches in horror as his vision becomes increasingly perverted with the addition of Logans trashy ex-co-star to play his beloved mother. Looks like you cant sell out without selling out.
Wed., Oct. 1, 8 p.m., 2008
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