FRIENDLY'S FIRE by John Patrick Bray

Fine Arts Building Cellar Theatre (Room 55)
Athens Playwright's Workshop and the Department of Theatre and Film Studies present a workshop production of a new play by playwright and professor John Patrick Bray. In a cabin in Alaska, reclusive Gulf War veteran Guy Friendly brings home the wrong woman for a one-night stand. His best friend Todd, a pawn-shop owner dressed as an astronaut, finds Friendly in a fevered state. Trapped by the snow, he has little choice to but enter Friendly's fevered dream to unravel the events of the night before -- and the events of the war that led Friendly to become a shut-in. An homage to Western movies, He-Man action figures, and the playwright's childhood belief that Sesame Street muppet Guy Smiley was in fact God, Friendly's Fire shows us what lengths a man will go to to preserve his friend's sanity, and what lengths another will go to allow himself to remember his brother, who died in service. A selection of Classic City Fringe Festival 2016. Tickets are $5 at the door.
  • Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm