My stage adaptation of Scott Heim's novel, Mysterious Skin, may be disturbing, but I'm sure it's not nearly as disturbing as haggis. That said, if you're in Scotland this summer or know people who are going to be there, you must direct them to the Fringe, where Skin will be running every single day for nearly a month. I can't be there, but, if a thousand people come to the show, that will make up for it. (It takes a thousand people to make one of me.) Deets, deets, deets:
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Presents
a play by PRINCE GOMOLVILAS
based on the novel by SCOTT HEIM
directed by PETER DARNEY
Brian gets nose bleeds—and blackouts. Neil gets paid for sex—with older men. Alien abductee Avalyn gets lonely—and wants her next close encounter. MYSTERIOUS SKIN is a searing and explicit exploration of sexuality, misguided desire, and the unlikeliest of friendships. As the story unfolds, their parallel lives link to unlock the past.
"Raw. Graphic. Written in fire. Bracing, poignant, and unsettlingly honest."
—San Francisco Chronicle
"Disturbing, forthright, and believable. The drama [is] razor-sharp and lacerating."
August 4-30, 2010
Every Day @ 1:00 p.m.
Teviot Row House
13 Bristo Square
For more information, visit http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/mysterious-skin.