There’s a certain level of entertainment that comes from overhearing a breakup. You’re sitting in a café, and suddenly the tense curtness of a couple on the brink catches your ear. You sip your coffee, pretend to read a book, and hope the drama reaches its climax before the check comes.
Burning Up the Dictionary, a smart new play by local playwright Meron Langsner, ensured that the packed audience at Trident Booksellers & Café did not miss a second of Suzie-Fay (Caitlyn Conley) and George’s (Joseph Edward Metcalfe) painfully realistic end to their relationship. As the third play to be presented in Vagabond Theatre Group’s quarterly series, THERE WILL BE WORDS: A New Play Workshop, Burning Up the Dictionary’s dark humor and unapologetic portrayal of characters spoke to a not-so-nerdy side of VTG and reminded some grimacing audience members of relationships they thought they finally forgot.
The next installment of THERE WILL BE WORDS: A New Play Workshop will be presented on Thursday, September 17, 2012 at Trident Booksellers & Café on Newbury Street. If you wish to have your play considered, keep an eye out on our website in July for our open submissions date!