A quirky comedy
by john daniels, jr.
|Engela Edwards and
john daniels, jr. are “Making Laughter in Public” again, and they are doing
it in boXes, a comic play by john daniels, jr. which premiered in 2007.
If you have ever moved and while unpacking found that box, the one that has been taped shut for years, then you’ll understand playwright daniels’ fascination. The tape is ripped back to reveal love letters, the ones you know by heart and the ones you must read again. What would a playwright’s love letters be like? A new play of course. In boXes there is a wink and a smile, a laugh and a longing.
Jack, a very successful playwright, has to slow down. He moves to a small town. Instead of taking it easy he writes a show to play with his friend, Diane. They end up doing everything from running the box office, doing the lights and sound, to acting in the show. Or, then again, maybe everything that happens is in Jack's head, and Diane is only a piece of his fantasy.
The stage is covered with boxes of material from Jack and Diane's other plays, including various props, scripts, and costumes. Or are the boxes in Jack's mind, too. It really doesn't matter, because the show is hilarious no matter whether you're a realest or a dreamer.
Another show discription:
Come and taste this comedy by john daniels, jr. Each scene is delicious.
What would a playwright's gift to his favorite actress be like? A new play of course. Each scene wrapped like prized handcrafted truffles crafted by a master chocolatier.
Every scene is a whimsical, delightful, confection. Some are filled with layers, textures, and exquisite complexities, while others are bold, strong and flavorful. Some scenes are truly delicate creations, while others are spicy and robust. All are filled with love and humor.
The acting is sumptuous, rich, and sensuous. The dialogue is a witty delectable indulgence, which you'll want to share with a loved one.
The primary ingredients: Two actors who feel so at home on the stage and with each other that the audience feels like a guest in their home one moment and voyeurs the next.
relish this decadent assortment of favorite flavors, and sample the always
surprising sweet and savory treats.
by john daniels, jr.
Starring Engela Edwards and john daniels, jr.
Premiered at the Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, July 6 & 7, 2007
Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, July 21 - August 25, 2007
Doughterty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, Feb. 8-16, 2008
You can either bring the original "Jack" and "Diane" to do the show at your theater, or you can order the script and produce the show yourself!
Contact us for more information about booking the touring show.