"Imagine if David Foster Wallace had teamed up with Isaac Asimov or if we were somehow able to create a hybrid of The Princess Bride and Star Trek: The Next Generation (one of the episodes with that guy who wore a silver banana clip as glasses). Come on, you know you’d want to see that.
How to Live Safely in a Science-Fictional Universe is a witty, uproarious story of human weakness and longing, a marriage of heart, intelligence ... and time travel."
Available Light Theatre is doing a Kickstarter to raise funds for this performance.
"This adaptation will test our formal innovation skills as it translates fiction to the stage. The production must tackle the challenge of portraying time travel, projecting memories and, in this one-person show, surrounding Charles with the other characters who populate his tiny world. This is theatre at its best: all the wires show, and the magic of live performance is even stronger."
How to Live Safely in a Science-Fictional Universe will be adapted by Matt Slaybaugh and Jennifer Fawcett. Slaybaugh's writing and directing of new plays and original works for Available Light Theatre and the BlueForms Theatre Group has been lauded by American Theatre magazine, New York Press, NYtheatre dot com, the Central Ohio Theatre Critics Circle, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, and the Victoria BC Times Colonist. Slaybaugh has traveled to direct at such places as InterAct in Philadelphia, Baltimore Centerstage, John Jay College in New York City, and the Kennedy Center ACT Festival.
Jennifer Fawcett's work has been produced and presented at more than twenty theatres and theatre festivals in the United States and Canada including the Kennedy Center, the Lark Playwrights’ Week (NYC), Halcyon Theatre's Alcyone Festival (Chicago), SummerWorks Theatre Festival (Toronto), The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (Boston), Curious Theatre Company (Denver), and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey.
Donate funds here. This project will only be funded if at least $6,000 is pledged by Tuesday Nov 1, 12:29pm EDT.