Some time ago, Robert Hendrickson engaged us all in a conversation about how his book "Death To Pigs" might someday be made into a stage production. Some of us thought he was nuts, some of us could see how it just might come to pass. Interesting that playwrights all over the country are picking up on this idea. We have all heard about "Assassins," the play by Stephen Sondheim which "uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted (successfully or otherwise) to assassinate Presidents of the United States."
Two additional plays you may not know about are currently being produced: one in Dallas, and another in LA:
"In the show, the three (Squeaky, Charlie and Tex) meet for the first time in a dive bar in Twentynine Palms, California. Joining them are a western singer and two messengers from God." Ummm.... it's a good thing that Patty doesn't care to see this one because it's a helluva long way from Ballarat.
This one sounds pretty good though:
A "meticulously researched narrative by Jill Charlotte Thomas, focuses on a friendship between Charles Manson and coffee heiress, and Manson Family murder victim, Abigail Folger. Official accounts of the incident deny any such relationship, which suggests a calculated cover-up in order to shield Abigail’s reputation after her death."
Patty has always thought that there was a lot more to the story there...