Got a chance to see George Hunka's IN PUBLIC on Saturday night, with a few friends.
First of all, I'll say that I thought the play was tight, well-crafted, beautifully acted and directed with a sure hand. It's funny and it shows off George's deftness with a turn of phrase. Dramatically, it works entirely... you feel invested in the play's climax, and interested in the emotional life of these characters.
A friend of mine joked that the play is written around a dirty joke. Which, I must say, is absolutely true.
Onwards and upwards!
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.