Fb2 The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told - Acting Edition ePub
by Paul Rudnick
|Subcategory:||Humour and Entertainment|
|Publisher:||Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (January 1, 2000)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1929 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1911 kb|
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Paul M. Rudnick is an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. His plays include I Hate Hamlet, Jeffrey, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla and The New Century. He also wrote for Premiere magazine under the pseudonym Libby Gelman-Waxner. He is openly gay. Books by Paul Rudnick.
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THE STORY: A stage manager, headset and prompt book at hand, brings the house lights to half, then dark, and cues the creation of the world. Throughout the play, she's in control of everything.
Rudnick's later plays included The Naked Eye, which depicted an extreme photographer along the lines of Robert Mapplethorpe, and in 1998, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, which was inspired by the fundamentalist remark, "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. In Rudnick's revisionist take on the Bible, God makes Adam and Steve, along with the first lesbians, Jane and Mabel.
By (author) Paul Rudnick. An off-Broadway comedy presents scenes from the bible told from a flamboyantly gay perspective and begins with the story of banished Adam and Eve, who meet Jane and Mabel, the earth's original couple. Format Paperback 160 pages.
Picked this up on sale somewhere. Paul Rudnick is hilarious and at the time I was reading a lot of plays. My stories run up and bite me on the leg - I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs of. - Ray Bradbury. More bug fixes - Book & Member Stats. A call to existing Region Cleanup Team Members.
More than anything else, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told is a celebration of love
More than anything else, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told is a celebration of love. Granted, it's gay love, but gay love is still love, people! Christianity is only the backdrop. City Theatre's production of the play doesn't quite come up to Rudnick's script, but that would be difficult to do since you have to do the creation of the world right at the top. Director Daniel LeFave has his actors play a campy style in the first act, and it works well for the most part, particularly in the hands of Scott Poppaw, who plays the Pharaoh to over-the-top perfection
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Divided in two acts, the play covers quite a gamut in religious theology.The first act recounts the "true" Biblicial couple, Adam and Steve, their fall from grace because of Adam's curiosity, and eventually meeting another couple, Jane and Mabel. Together, they survive a hilarious recounting of the Great Flood, and an even more hilarious recounting of a rather effemiente Pharoah refusing to let his "people" go because of his infatuation with the Moses/Brad character. Brilliant. The second act plucks these people out of the Old Testament, and places them in modern day New York City, at a Christmas party thrown by Adam and Steve. The transition is seemless, due to Rudnick's ability to make it funny and believable. Rudnick leaves no stereotype unturned, from gay Santas to go-go boy elves, to a Public Access wheelchair bound lesbian rabbi (I'm not kidding) who steals the act. I rarely laugh outloud when reading a book, but I had tears in my eyes reading the second act. Excellent comedic writing!