About 25,000 Posts:
25,000 Posts considers the journey of one American dream over a 13-year period at the dawn of the 21st century. Set in Seattle, its central character works a day job as a real estate sign poster while dreaming of bigger things. Not immune to dramatic changes in the nature of work, family and real estate, he ventures forth, sometimes obliviously, sometimes inventively, in stubborn pursuit of his birthright: the American dream.
About 90 minutes in length, the play consists of 39 monologues. It's 13 parts memoir, 13 part training manual, and 13 parts things spoken by others. Structurally the play presents a puzzle for the audience to solve, or perhaps two puzzles. The smaller puzzle is sorting through the primary character's narrative. The larger puzzle is assessing what it means to live the American dream at the dawn of the 21st century.
It should be noted that while not strictly a comedy, 25,000 Posts is devised to be a humorous retrospective, an entertainment if you will.
Catherine Madden directs.
West of Lenin (View)
203 N. 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103