Sunday, August 7, 2011

Weekend Read: Based on a Totally True Story

Mark it down that I said it first. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will be one of the top playwrights of this generation. He was a very unique, fun voice that lends itself perfect for melding the artistic and commercial worlds. That being said, look for his words on this season's "Glee." Anyway, one of the first plays I read of his was Based on a Totally True Story which, by the title alone, is inspired by Aguirre-Sacasa himself. The story is about Ethan, a comic book writer and screenwriter, like Aguirre-Sacasa himself, who's life is turned upside down while he tries to balance his career with his own life, boyfriend and father and all. For any artist, it's a story that hits home where you could totally replace yourself with the protagonist. His characters occasionally take a turn for the bold, but sometimes life can be bold and over the top.