By Jon Tuttle
The Trustus performs is an fascinating number of 3 full-length performs via US playwright Jon Tuttle. The Hammerstone (1994) is a tutorial comedy approximately professors getting older gracelessly; waft (1998) is a gloomy comedy approximately marriage and divorce, and, Holy Ghost (2005) portrays the plight of German POW’s stored in camps within the American South. every one is a winner of the nationwide Trustus Playwrights pageant contest, and every has been produced through the Trustus Theatre, in Columbia, South Carolina.Tuttle’s advent discusses the existential underpinnings of the performs, and Trustus founder and inventive Director Jim Thigpen offers a preface describing the theatre’s commitment to experimental, “edgy” social drama, and the way Tuttle’s amazing paintings has served that venture.
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He would speak to all kinds of people I couldn’t see. That doesn’t mean they weren’t there, of course. I’m a firm believer in the other side, you know. I THE HAMMERSTONE | 33 once had an out-of-body experience. I saw my own naked body from across the bathroom, as if through a haze. MURRAY …Perhaps it was the mirror. GRACE (Struck by this) …Hmmm! VICTOR Miss Berger— GRACE I was on a prescription at the time. How very strange! VICTOR Miss Berger, I recall you had a question about the class. GRACE You may call me Grace.
WOODY Oh, man. MURRAY He doesn’t want any headless outfielders on his team. It’s bad strategy, and it freaks out the fans. WOODY This is wild. THE HAMMERSTONE | 45 MURRAY Your batting average will plummet, Woody. You’ll get struck out by twelve-year-old girls. You won’t be able to run the bases without a specially-trained dog! WOODY Oh man! MURRAY You’ll frighten the batboy, Woody. Your teammates will call you Ichabod and go to Pizza Hut without you, and you won’t even know it! You’ll have to staple your hat to your shirt, Woody!
VICTOR And in number nine you claim a “homo erectus” is—well, I can’t even bring myself to read it. ) WOODY Well, the thing is, Mr. Ransome, I need a B. VICTOR …You need a B. WOODY Yeah. On accounta baseball. VICTOR This is not the mall, Mr. Drumm. This is not the customer service desk. I don’t make exchanges here. You break it, you bought it. The customer is never right. That’s what the thing is. WOODY …But. If I don’t get like a two-oh? The coach, he said there’s— VICTOR Mr. Drumm, do you know what a gene pool is?