Zero Hour Theatre have produced a play as part of the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. However, this year I wrote the play that is being performed. It's called Apocalypse Story, and it's a one-act dark comedy about a pair of wayward twentysomethings coping with the aftermath of a nuclear strike and fighting for the affection of an attractive young woman. I'm dealing with all of the usual nagging worries:
-What if nobody comes to see the show?
-What if the audience and/or the critics hate the show?
-What if the actors forget their lines and/or blocking?
That's pretty much it, but those are really big Whats. I'm feeling even more anxiety than usual because this is the first full-length play I've written that has made it to the stage. Should it fall flat, I'll feel a lot more personal responsibility than I would under normal circumstances. I realize that I'm probably overblowing things, but knowing that everything is out of my hands now is a bit scary. As Tom Petty said, the waiting is the hardest part.
All that being said, if you're going to be in the D.C. area during either of the next two weekends and you're curious to see what all this fuss is about, drop on by the Wonderbox theatre and say hello. You can get more information and buy tickets here.