When I first started reading posts, I noticed people that “liked” the post. I was naturally curious because A) I don’t know how to do this and B) I’m just naturally nosy (guess I should’ve been a private eye). Anyhow, one of these “likers” is a young, handsome man by the name of Vikram Roy who has written a play called The Alchemist. Being that I’ve done theatre, um, for a long time, I thought it would be fun to talk about it. Although Vikram and I have shared e-mails, I don’t know if he’ll be happy about this. So V., say the word and I’ll trash this.
V., this is just my personal opinion, but I think, due to its length, you aught to bill it as a One Act. Also, I would aim to do this as a black box production (basically, a more intimate venue) and tag on another One Act. However, because your writing is so beautiful and profound; you could easily tag on some of your own poetry. I’m just assuming you write poetry (if you don’t you need to). This would be a most enjoyable evening that I would pay to see.
I don’t want to infringe on your rights, and I will take this down if you desire, but I did want to give a teaser to our readers. I’d like to present two of my favorite lines from the show (I have more, because I really dig how profound and beautifully written this is, but, hey, a teaser is a teaser!)
“Theatre is an art of freedom.”
“…..We, the politicians get the power, wealth and kingship. We assemble all foolish, less educated people, and tame them in our service……….the politicians are the masked kings and queens.”
I wanted to include more, but I didn’t want to piss Vikram off, if I haven’t already. I’m not doing Vikram’s work justice, for his writing is exceptional. Wish he would chat here. Wish all you “likers” and Patriotwoman would pipe in more often as well.
Oh! I almost forgot! You can order The Alchemist by Vikram Roy on Amazon.com. I think you’ll dig it.