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The Terrible Incomplete Journals of John D.

Written by Guillermo Verdecchia

Directed by Howard Beye                       2000

*4 performances only*

CAST:

Howard Beye

 

MUSIC by Jesse Quinn

MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT:  Jesse Quinn, blues guitar

 

CREW:

Howard Beye …............................ Set Design                 Howard Beye ......… Costume Design

Bob Kary & Jenny Wolczuk …...... Lighting Design        Harriet Pollock …... Tickets

Jesse Quinn and Howard Beye … Sound Design

Jenny Wolczuk ..........................… Lighting Operator       Paul Heywood …. Poster Design

CCT Synopsis:

John D., a blurry man in mid-leap, eviscerates societies ideals with a deft barbed wit, which by turns illuminates his own foibles.  This autopsy of our modern condition is conducted in counterpoint to a soundscape of live instrumental acoustic Blues music. (Howard Beye, Director)

 

Original play Synopsis:  a duet for voice and cello

This one-man play portrays the self-destructive guilt of a man, adrift in Mexico City, who can do nothing against the exploitative consumerist forces of Western society. 

          “The Terrible but Incomplete Journals of John D. is a melancholy, funny, and musical look at the multifarious strains of a deception. A “regular, straight, white, fin-de-siecle kind of guy”, a woman known only as M., and a cello are the central elements of this chamber piece built around the curmudgeonly introspections of the reluctant, quasi-everyman, John D. The terrible but incomplete journals of John D. is an invitation to listen, reflect, judge and maybe, just maybe, forgive. “(Source: Rumble Theatre.)