Some how, some way, for some reason, we've decided that October means Stephen King. This year: Christine. |
Why? Because Christine was King at his most bloated, least edited, and completely coked-out. He sold the movie rights before the book existed. His publisher refused to pay for the rights to the song lyrics he insisted on having at the beginning of each chapter, so he bought the rights himself, to the tune (sorry) of $15K. The first edition had a photo of him posing with the wrong type of car. Needless to say, this Shipwreck will also be a trainwreck.
Good theatre for bad literature? Marital aid for book nerds? A literary erotic fanfiction competition for the ages?
Shipwreck is all of these things.
Six Great Writers will destroy one Great Book, one Great Character at a time, in service of the transcendent and the profane (and also laughs). Marvel as beloved characters are plucked from their worlds and made to do stuff they were never meant to do in places they were never meant to see.
You choose the best Ship. The winning writer chooses their character for the next Shipwreck, and returns to defend their title.
All stories will be recited by Shakespearean Thespian in Residence, Sir Steven Westdahl, from his private chamber at Booksmith Castle, both to preserve the majesty of the written work and to ensure the honesty of the audience when voting for a winner.
This month's talent: Alitzah Oros, Molly Jane Rosen, Cameron Dunkley, Keith Wilson and Shannon O'Malley of Gay Men Draw Vaginas, and 4-time champ Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Tickets $10 (includes drinks) available in the store or at Brown Paper Tickets online. 21+, please. Buy your ticket ahead of time, and we'll reserve you a seat.
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The Booksmith (View)
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|