View single post by Duncan
 Posted: Fri Feb 23rd, 2007 04:11 am
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Joined: Sun Nov 5th, 2006
Location: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia Canada
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I live in Sydney, Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island. We have very few theatres here. This is a true story. I wrote a play called, "Captain Bob & His Hooters From Hell" way back in the early 90's. It had to do with a senile old man and a little girl who, together had hundreds and hundreds of pages and episodes of  the continuing story of a super hero named Captain Bob. It's one of those plays where the imaginary story on stage becomes the REAL story on stage. Captain Bob was kinda like Sgt. Fury & His Howling Commandos (for all you Marvel Comic fans), only older and crazier. The comic book story, on stage, turns into a real life super hero story which, by the fall of the curtain, turns into the gross, yet justified, killing of and cutting up of a body by Captain Bob and the little girl. Yes, sick but funny! The play recieved a  standing ovation by the audience. They were talking about it wildly while leaving the theatre. But then the adjudiction!


The adjucator started off by making a number of favorable comments about the play. She loved it! But in the middle of her adjudication a man, quite excited and moved spoke up saying that he was born and raised in Cameroon and that my presention of an American super hero as a real HERO was offensive, not only to him, but to the people of his country. He ripped a ten minute strip off of me explaining how America was providing arms to other countries who were killing the innocent women and children of his country, and here I was placing these American super heros in a favourable light. Of course, all I could think of at the time was "how in the hell could I ever have guessed that someone from Cameroon would be in Sydney, Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island at the UCCB Playhouse to see this play??? It was like winning the lottery! One in forty five million!


Ok, now back to the adjucator, who suddenly changed her frickin' tune about Captain Bob & His Hooters From Hell. She and everybody else in the room *suddenly* turned their backs on me. As far as they were concerned, my decision to write and present this play was a decision made in Bizzaro Land (for you Superman fans). What a screwed up night THAT was!


While I was driving home from the play I turned to my wife and said: "If it was so f*cking offensive, Then why did the entire f*cking audience stand to applaud the G*damned play?"




Anybody else got a story to tell? 



Last edited on Fri Feb 23rd, 2007 04:17 am by Duncan