Update 18/6: Laist has posted a positive review of Glint that makes me wish even more that I could see this:Wallace's stark and cerebral short story Good Old Neon comes to life as Glint through a stage adaptation by Ian Forester. Staying true to Wallace's text, Glint channels a suicide narrative that stands as an ironic memoir to the recently deceased author. Forester's dramatic performance is truly outstanding. In the role of Neal he is precise, provocative, and wonderfully satisfying as he gingerly conveys the play's most beautiful lines, touching gestures, and intense moments. Forester reaches out for the curiosity of the audience, singularly piercing every individual in attendance. Adam Smith's excellent, thoughtful direction bolstered by simple, but ethereal lighting design by Andrew Hungerford gives a perfect context for this transportive work.
Update: Don't forget Glint begins this week!
Jillian Tessman, the Producer of 'Glint', got in touch to let me know about a direct adaptation of David Foster Wallace's "Good Old Neon" for the stage:Ian Forester will be performing this piece June 15-20 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles.Glint will be performed Thurday, June 15 at 8:00pm at The Lounge Theater, Sunday, June 19 5:00pm and 9:00pm at the Actor’s Circle Theater, and Monday, June 20, at 9:00pm at The Lounge Theater. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or online through www.needtheater.org.
needtheater is a non profit Los Angeles theater company dedicated to producing progressive new works by emerging playwrights. Since the company’s founding in 2006, needtheater has produced five world premieres and nine local premieres, garnering three LA Weekly Theater Awards, as well as nominations for the Ovation Awards. In November 2010, needtheater was featured in the cover story of American Theater Magazine.