You've found the dramaturgy blog for the Zeitgeist Stage Company production of Valhalla by Paul Rudnick, directed by David J. Miller and Rick Park. I'm Thomas Garvey, sometime local critic and former director, and I'm thrilled to be taking on the role of dramaturg for the production. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting about the play, its historical context and characters, our current production, the rehearsal process - and well, whatever else seems pertinent to enriching and enhancing the experience of Valhalla. For more information on the production - performance dates, ticket information, etc. - check out http://www.zeitgeiststage.com. Previews begin April 13 at the BCA Plaza Black Box. See you there!
Paul Rudnick has achieved success as a playwright, novelist and screenwriter, often focusing on gay characters in his work. His plays include Poor Little Lambs, Jeffery, I Hate Hamlet, The Naked Eye, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, and most recently Regrets Only. His novels include Social Disease and I’ll Take It. As a screenwriter he was responsible for In and Out, Addams Family Values, and uncredited contributions to Sister Act, The Addams Family, and The First Wives Club. As a journalist, Rudnick writes regularly for he movie magazine Premiere under the pseudonym Libby Gelman-Waxner, a fictional Long Island resident who mixes celebrity and family gossip with more criticism and camp insights.