25,000 Posts considers the journey of one man 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 historic 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 part memoir, part training manual, and part questionable advice from others. Structurally the play presents a puzzle for its audience to solve, or perhaps two puzzles. The smaller puzzle is piecing together our hero's narrative. The larger puzzle is sorting out 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. Appropriate for ages 14 and up. All performances are pay-what-you-can.
University of Washinton's Penthouse Theatre (View)
Seattle, WA 98195