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The Dead Guy by Eric Coble
May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THE STORY: The Pitch: You get one million dollars to spend over the next seven
days. A camera crew follows your every move and broadcasts your adventures on
national television. The Hook: At the end of the week…you die. The Best Part: The
viewing audience gets to vote on the method of your death! For hard-luck Eldon
Phelps, the deal is irresistible. But does America have the stomach for this much
reality? What would you do if you had one week until you became…”The Dead Guy”?
“Inspired and ruthless, Eric Coble has preempted the network vultures with THE
DEAD GUY.” —Variety. “Daringly staged and thrilling to watch.” —Denver Post.
“Whether you are entertained or disgusted, Coble’s skillfully woven comedy is a
humorous and thoughtful critique on society’s obsession with other people’s
realities.” —L.A. Splash. “Playwright Eric Coble has built THE DEAD GUY around one
of the brightest notions of recent seasons.” —Houston Chronicle. “A brilliant twist by
playwright Eric Coble on today’s fascination with pseudo stars.” —What’s Doing in
Denver. “A slapstick satire on ultimate reality TV shows that will tickle your funny
bone no end.” —Colorado Backstage. “The laughs roll and Coble alights on intriguing
thoughts in his script. The result looks a lot like reality TV, and thereby implicates
our own real-life viewing behavior.” —Rocky Mountain News. “Amoral, mercenary
and totally devoid of good taste, it’s not such a far-fetched idea. A must-see.” —
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