Philly Fringe Haiku: “Beautiful Zion: A Book of the Dead”

Playwright Jeffrey Stanley writes in with this haiku about his 2011 Philly Fringe show, Beautiful Zion: A Book of the Dead.

homemade ouija boards
work well but store-bought is more
convenient onstage

In my favorite CCD [Confraternity of Christian Doctrine] class growing up, our instructor totally had us make a ouija board out of a pizza box and play with it in class.

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“Playwright Jeffrey Stanley writes in with this haiku about his 2011 Philly Fringe show, Beautiful Zion: A Book of the Dead.

homemade ouija boards
work well but store-bought is more
convenient onstage

In my favorite CCD [Confraternity of Christian Doctrine] class growing up, our instructor totally had us make a ouija board out of a pizza box and play with it in class. I can’t remember what the point was, but we had to promise not to tell anybody. See what this show is making me confess?!

Jeffrey promises multiple endings, ghost visitations, audience invovlement in his occultish activity, and the secret to human happiness. I think the secret is Michter’s bourbon, but I can only confirm that with a visit to Jeffrey’s one-man show at West Philly’s Community Education Center, in the Blue Grotto room. If the secret’s not Michter’s, my weltanshauung will be upset.

Jeffrey’s Beautiful Zion: A Book of the Dead runs for eight performances from September 7 to September 17 at the Community Education Center, 35th and Lancaster, West Philadelphia. 8:00 pm, $20. Tickets on sale soon!”

Nicholas Gilewicz

[reposted from http://www.livearts-fringe.org/blog/index.cfm/2011/6/30/Philly-Fringe-Haiku-Beautiful-Zion-A-Book-of-the-Dead]

 
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We’re Marching Upward to Zion

Rehearsals are underway and Beautiful Zion: A Book of the Dead, a real dark comedy, is locking and loading for a world premiere in the Philly Fringe on 9/7/11 (that’s our official ad up top). The Fringe Festival Guide will be out soon and our initial press release has gone out from Shiva3 Productions, Philly’s bold, rich, flavorful, nascent theatre company.

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Rehearsals are underway and Beautiful Zion: A Book of the Dead, a real dark comedy, is locking and loading for a world premiere in the Philly Fringe on 9/7/11 (that’s our official ad up top).  The Fringe Festival Guide will be out soon and our initial press release has gone out from Shiva3 Productions, Philly’s bold, rich, flavorful, nascent theatre company.

More on my amazing director Dan Student here.

More on Randy Dalton’s haunting Blue Grotto here.

More later.

Let’s roll.

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