The following is an advertisement for "a choral reading of an epic poem" which happens to be written by my best friend (it's brilliant, he's brilliant. therefore you should go) -thus its improbable appearance on this here movie & theater blog:
The Writer's Voice Reading Series Presents:
"TRUCK STOP THEOGONY"
"The pump attendant was a girl whose job -
Or rather whose entire existence -was
To fill the bellies of the gods with gas"
'With sixteen wheelers as gods and a Wyoming gas station as the gods' Olympus, "The Truck Stop Theogony," tells the story of the Pump Girl, a servant destined to undo the world and unleash "love's deadly disaese." Jon Jensen's epic spoof mixes Greek, Hindu, and Judeo-Christian myths with Mormon oral histories. In form, it combines the blank verse of Milton and the twang of Country Western. The poem seeks to reenvision faith and love in a world where "gods and men, machines alike, all run on power borrowed, stolen, bought or bled" '
Thursday, June 9th, 2005
the George Washington Lounge @ the West Side YMCA
5 W 63rd Street (Between Central Park West & Broadway)
Admission Free & Open to the Public / Wine will be served