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Friday, October 26, 2007

Guthrie nabs new Kushner

The Guthrie in the news again.

According to Variety, they're "preeming" the next new play by Tony Kushner. In 2009.

Title: "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures."

As Variety saliently points out, "The show will mark the first time Kushner's stage work addresses gay themes since the Pulitzer-winning 'Angels.'"

4 comments:

parabasis said...

Hey that title references the founding textbook of Christian Science! (Science and Health; With Key to the Scriptures). Interseting.

Moxie said...

"The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures."

Funny, I thought that was the subtitle to all his other plays.

The Playgoer said...

Actually, if it sounds familiar it's because it's not the first time Kushner has, um, borrowed from Shaw. GBS wrote an "Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism." (Minus the Christian Science reference, of course. Thanks, Parabasis!)

If it reminds you of the "Angels in America" subtitle ("A Gay Fantasia on National Themes"), then consult your "Heartbreak House" ("A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes")

Steal from the best, right?

Moxie said...

Oh, I was just trying to make a funny. It seems like all of his plays might have at one point been titled "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures".

I kid because I love!