Young writers are like good books…You can’t enjoy them until you’ve broken their spines.
*Mature Audiences only: strong graphic language and sexual situations
*Black Curtain shows are reader's theatre. There are limited set, props, and costumes and actors remain on script.
Four young writers have signed up for a writing seminar with Leonard, a known literary hotshot. His students include the well-to-do Kate, who hosts the sessions in her spacious Upper West Side apartment, sweater-vested Douglas, who has family connections in publishing but lacks real promise, the provocative Izzy, whose wish to be published is only seconded by her desire to appear nude on a New York Magazine cover, and Martin, the last hold-out when it comes to handing over his work to be judged. Under Leonard’s recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some of these writers thrive in the seminar, while others flounder. As alliances are made and broken and insecurities rage, the wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy.
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