a play reading
adapted from the novel by Ben Lerner
A young poet visits Spain on a foundation grant and lies to everyone he meets, spending his time reading Tolstoy, Ashbery, and Cervantes, going to parties, downing tranquilizers, smoking spliffs, and trying and largely failing to love and be loved by Spanish women.
“Ben Lerner’s remarkable first novel is a bildungsroman and meditation and slacker tale fused by a precise, reflective, and darkly comic voice.”
– Gary Sernovitz, NY Times Book Review
This play will be fully-produced in June by Available Light Theatre. More info…