18 May 2003

Ever wish you were in New York? Feeling nostalgic for the Beats? Want to visit The Bowery Poetry Club At the Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery, NYC this Saturday, May 17th at 7:30pm: the opening of the new play DOOR WIDE OPEN : the zZz site has a feature on the play, with a beautiful color photo of John Ventimiglia & Adira Amram as Jack Kerouac & Joyce Johnson: (link)

DOOR WIDE OPEN is a memory play. Through the intimate correspondence of writers Jack Kerouac and Joyce Johnson, we are swept back to the cultural foment of the late fifties. Joyce today, looking back, and Joyce then, living the letters, are our guides. Through the frame of a wiser, more cynical woman confronting her younger, more idealistic self, we see Kerouac in the defining moments of his career, skyrocketing to fame and crashing terrifyingly to earth. (Source: adapted from an email from John Tranter, 17/05/2003)

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