Don't Miss A Post-Performance Discussion With Fred Edwords! | November 23
Fred Edwords, a nationally known advocate of humanism and atheism, will participate in a post-performance discussion on Friday, November 23. Don't miss out on this opportunity, order your tickets here.
A limited number of $7 seats are available @ www.goldstar.com/events/washington-dc/atheists-paradise.
Opening Weekend a Success | November 5, 2012
Capacity or near-capacity, enthusiastic audiences came to our first shows. Unexpected strong applause followed one scene in the middle of Act 1, Act 1 and the show as a whole got sustained, sincere applause, and people kept describing the show as "great." There's also a highly favorable reader review on the Washington Post website (http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/performing-arts/atheists-paradise,1237427/reader-reviews.html).
Grueling Rehearsals Continue
In the opinions of the director, playwright, and stage manager, Atheist's Paradise has progressed beyond what might normally be expected at this point in time. The scenes are demanding on the actors, but the playwright says that the characters and actions are coming alive with greater force than he ever anticipated.
Interview with the Writer | September 5, 2012
Keegan Cassady interviews author Bill Goodman about playwriting, theatre, his inspiration, and other deep questions.
Successful Staged Reading
The staged reading and discussion on August 11 attracted an intelligent and diverse audience, including some theatre professionals. Comments included both high praise and constructive criticism. It's normal for the script of a new play to change during the rehearsal process when a living, present playwright is involved, and we'll be able to use the comments. Among the suggestions were
- ●More fully including the corporate--or business administration education--point of view
- ●Portraying certain events that were only described, like Sheila's flying lessons
- ●More action onstage, like tossing around a football
- ●Clarifying the nature of the cosmic Judge and Clerk
Thanks to those who attended! More comments are welcome. They can be sent to UniversePlayers2@aol.com.