JUST HIT ME
by Brian O'Neill
WHEN: Monday, December 8, @ 7:30 PM
WHERE: Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange
ADMISSION: Suggested Donation: $5 at the door
No Reservations Necessary
A romantic comedy with a contemporary twist! A transgender woman ignites a domestic crisis when she turns up at the doorstep of the family of her beloved, an elderly gambler who has slipped into an irreversible coma. When she learns that her lover's son has lost his father's burial plot in a card game, the clan is forced to come together to rectify the transgression and restore the rights of the old man's unconventional companion.
There will be a talkback with the playwright following the reading.
Brian Hugh O'Neill is a long time resident of New York city where he has worked continually in all aspects of the entertainment industry as a writer, actor, director musician and filmmaker for over twenty-five years. He currently serves on the faculty of The New York Film Academy as an acting instructor, and is a member of the Actors Studio Playwrights and Directors Workshop.
His first full-length play, GRASS ISLAND, was a 2004 recipient of the Julie Harris National Playwrighting Award, and has received readings at the Actors Studio in New York City, directed by James Naughton and featuring Ellen Burstyn and Marcia Gay Harden, and at The Berkshire Theatre Festival as part of their formal Friday Reading Series. His play, TO SEE THEM SAY, was recently selected as a 2012 O'Neill Summer Theatre Conference semi-finalist. This spring his short screenplay THE RENOVATION received Honorable Mention at the California International Shorts Festival and his latest script, VIVA, RADILLA, received the Best Short Screenplay Award at the 2013 Woods Hole Film Festival.
You may also find him online as part of the Onion News Network where he guest hosts the much-admired series In The Know. (www.theonion.com)