Adventures In Not Writing!

I was nearly finished with a first draft of As You Wish. Like The Egypt Play before it, this first draft will contain no excitement, but a structure will soon stand proudly, ready for a second draft beautification.

Soon would normally mean soon, but instead I bought a Nintendo DS! Metroid Fusion, Yoshi’s Island, and Rocket Slime have laid waste to any productivity.

I’ve also been failing to attend theatre! I jumped in my car last month for a show directed by former co-worker Adam Immerwahr. I then spent the rest of the night circling West Orange.

Tonight I was equally unsuccessful on foot in lower Manhattan trying to find James Comtois’s Suburban Peepshow. I missed curtain and collapsed in front of the Angelika. I walked in and watched a mainstream French comedy. With the right songwriters, The Valet could easily become a Dirty Rotten Scoundrels-esque musical.

Though they may not let me back into the Angelika, after I shouted, “What is this Guy Maddin parody?!” at the screen during previews. Especially because it was for an actual Guy Maddin movie.

Oh, Guy, you’re aiming for Méliès, but your trailer looks like it’s for the Marilyn Manson S&M video from Lost Highway.

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2 Responses to Adventures In Not Writing!

  1. Mac says:

    Mariano, you are a true trooper. I can’t tell you how many plays I’ve missed by five minutes by getting lost, so I know the feeling well. When my colleagues and I complete our VALET musical, will you star?

  2. Mike Mariano says:

    Gawky guy who gets to shack up with supermodels? It’s the part I was born to play, baby!

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