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Impermanence 
1st-Mar-2017 10:51 am
theatre
My mind is very "black and white". I want for there to be ONE answer to a question.

When I think about plays, I think about the things that have been on Broadway for about a zillion years, that have been remade perhaps into a movie, and perhaps into something every high school can put on, and those that have cast albums; things that have entered the American (at least) mindset. Things that are so vast in Popular Culture that even I have heard of them.

And I think about a play a friend of mine wrote - that I went to Texas to see performed.

And I think about a play that I was in during my pre-teen years - a small number that the drama sector of our summer school put on. I still remember the rough premise and one of my lines, but I would like to find it so I can read it through again, because I rather dislike half-memories. Yeaaaaah, good luck with that!

And for this reason and that, I've been thinking rather a lot of the play "Gravity" which we saw at the lamented Performance Network Theatre in Ann Arbor a few years ago. It was SO good, I thought, that it had to have gone beyond that. Went looking today, and ... well, _you_ try googling on "Play Gravity" and see if you find anything useful. When I start adding other keywords they overwhelmed both of the ones that I cared about.

I want ALL plays to be as easily researched, reviewed, and revisited as, say "Hair", "Man of La Mancha", or "Little Shop of Horrors". At least the ones I care about. Even that silly play that I don't remember the name of from my pre HS days.
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1st-Mar-2017 04:32 pm (UTC)
I Googled "performance network ann arbor gravity", which got me to the Wikipedia page on Performance Network, which had a historical list of the plays they've presented. The only use of the word "Gravity" was the play "Defying Gravity" by Jane Anderson. That gave me something to search for on Amazon.

Here's the script: https://www.amazon.com/Defying-Gravity-Jane-Anderson/dp/0573702195/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488385765&sr=1-1&keywords=defying+gravity+jane+anderson
1st-Mar-2017 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks Mark. And delightful though that looks, it's not quite the same item. I did find reference to Gravity here: http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/performance-network-the-purple-rose-the-encore-and-ann-arbor-civic-take-hardware-home-from-the-wilde/

but that helps only a little. The one I saw was an alchemical romp starring Isaac Newton and ... a female scholar whose name I have forgotten, and likely wouldn't recognize if someone told me.

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