What if heaven is more than an "after-life lounge," populated entirely by bitchy literary queens Oscar Wilde, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams?
When a hot young gay writer dies, he finds himself amongst the great in Carved in Stone, a world premiere comedy playing San Francisco's Eureka Theater Aug. 9-31.
In Carved in Stone, the upper eschelon of gay literature is disillusioned with the latest edition to their ranks, Gryphon Tott, played by David Tenenbaum. While personalities conflict and egos explode, Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Alice Toklas, Gertrude Stein and William Shakespeare stop in to add their two cents to the arguments.
Stone playwright Jeffrey Hartgraves (Moments, Shark Bytes) portrays Tennessee Williams. Also in the cast are P.A. Cooley (Truman Capote), Leon Acord (Quentin Crisp), Matt Weimer (Oscar Wilde), Matthew Martin (Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Gertrude Stein) and 'Drew Todd (Alice B. Toklas, William Shakespeare). John Fisher (Medea: The Musical, The Joy of Gay Sex) directs.
Tickets are $17-$20. The Eureka Theatre is located at 215 Jackson Street between Battery and front. For tickets, call (415) 778-4077. — By Christine Ehren