Heroes. They’re not just for comic books anymore.
With the rise of more serious, “realistic” portrayals of comic book heroes has come a trend of real people making themselves into superheroes. This is not a joke, and it’s not the movie Kick-Ass, based on the comic book of the same name. Or James Gunn’s film, Super.
This week, I spoke with playwright Gwydion Suilebhan, author of Reals, a play about four such ordinary people. The play just finished a production with the Theatre Alliance of DC and will next be part of the new play reading series at Anthem Theatre in NYC on October 1st. You can follow Gwydion on Twitter at @gwydions.
We also have a bonus, a short piece by playwright David Lawson about the 13p Implosion Party last Monday in NYC. It’s called “We’re Gonna Die, It’ll Be Okay.” You can follow him on Twitter at @dtlawson.
Here’s the trailer for the Theatre Alliance production of Reals, in case you’re curious.
The music you heard in this episode of Twenty:
Batman: The Animated Series Title Theme, composed by Shirley Walker.
Wish these were available on iTunes. Moxy Fruvous is in the Irish iTunes store, apparently…