In case you didn’t know, I have a touring play called A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD. It is about a pacifist priest named Carl Kabat who disarmed a Minuteman III missile on Good Friday while wearing a clown suit. It has been done a lot over the years, but it went on hiatus back in the ‘aughts’ because if you promote peace, the terrorists win. There’s more about its storied history here. I revived it after the Occupy Wall Street movement got started because, hey, protest is protest. Also, in all the condemnations of the 1% over their economic chicanery, we seem to have forgotten that the empire has some 1,950 nuclear missiles armed and ready to fire off at a moment’s notice. Since the estimates are that a mere 500 such explosions over the world’s largest cities would put us back to the Dark Ages in terms of population and economy, that’s no small power to cede to people in suits.
A certain off-off Broadway theater has offered me a production night. It will probably be a Monday sometime in the next few months. There will be a nominal charge. But the caveat is they’d like to have people in the audience. And assuming there are enough people in the audience, they might well decide to let me perform it a couple of times.
So I’m asking you, my loyal readers (Both of you)– couldja let me know if you would stumble over to see me do my play on a Monday night? I know it’s a school night. I know it’s kinda off the grid. But I have ulterior motives for doing the play right now–namely, I’m trying to get some interest in the Transform Now Plowshares folks, who are facing some 20 years in prison for their activities. They need mail and they need publicity.
So, to protect your identities, I’ve placed an objective poll here. If you are within driving distance of NYC (which might include driving from Maryland for all I know) and you want to come, let me know. If you don’t, let me know too. And if you can’t come by, send me some good karma that hopefully rubs off for the Transform Now Plowshares folks.
UPDATE: The date for this performance would be November 25, the Monday before Thanksgiving. Please put into the poll below if you would be available.
Pax, Namaste, Shalom, Salaam.