The Official Biography
By Network Playwright Kurt McGinnis Brown
Directed by Andrea J. Dymond
Henry Percival was on top of the literary world after publishing We Need to Talk, a novel in which the narrator commits a gruesome crime. Sales were boosted by rumors that the novel was autobiographical. Decades later, Xan Smith’s new essay about Henry’s famous novel leads to a commission to write a full biography—which is certain to be a bestseller if Xan can show that Henry not only is a great novelist but also a murderer.
Kurt McGinnis Brown’s plays have been performed throughout the country, including Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. His award-winning fiction has appeared in several national journals and e-zines. Kurt’s work on poverty and development issues has taken him to Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Peru, and Russia.
About the Saturday Series
Every Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM (except for holiday weekends), Chicago Dramatists hosts a Saturday Series event in our theatre. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress.
All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.
We hope you will join us for this Saturday Series event!