Tonight, the Fresh Ink Theatre will be presenting a reading of my play, Fire on Earth, at the Factory Theatre in Boston at 7:30 pm (791 Tremont Street). It's free. It's fun (well, "intense" might be a better way to describe the play than "fun", but it depends on what you call fun. It's the kind of play that I find fun.). It's got a terrific cast. And I'm baking brownies.
This is the start of the development and production process with Fresh Ink, which will continue with a workshop in August and a full production in February. I've been working on this play for a very, very, very long time, so it's extra sweet to finally see it work its way onstage.
Here's what the play's about in a nutshell. If you're around, I hope you'll join us.
1524. John Tewkesbury is a savvy trader and smuggler, smart enough to know William Tyndale's illegal translation of the Bible will be a hot commodity. But, to sell the good book, he must elude the spies of Sir Thomas More and escape the fires of the Catholic bishops. In this true story about the struggle between dangerous information and powerful knowledge, one man journeys from merchant to martyr.