Oddly enough, the play was never workshopped elsewhere, produced or published. I'm glad that, five years later, it's seeing the light of day. I certainly hope you give it a look. It's big and rowdy and fun."Talk about taking a cleaver to the Cleavers. The mid-American family at the heart of Matthew Freeman's fearless new satire, 'The Most Wonderful Love,' is decidedly fractured when the play begins. By the time it's over, a complete dismemberment has been performed. No wonder Mr. Freeman, in his biographical note in the program, felt compelled to assure his real family, 'This play is not about you.'
The Great Escape, for its part, was the first play I had produced with Blue Coyote Theater Group and the first directed by Kyle Ancowitz. The premise involves two siblings wrapping their newly remarried mother in a sack and holding her hostage. It's, you know, funny. For those few that follow my plays, it's become pretty closely associated with "what I do." The characters are often named after people in my real life, the situations very close to home. It's another play that I feel would love to be remounted and revisited.
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