Name of playwright: Jack McCleland
Title of Play: Men At Work
Current City: New York
Synopsis of Play: Two guys and a bartender watch construction work being done outside of the bar and comment on the quality of the job being done.
What is your most memorable bar experience?
There are so many. One time I went to see Medea on Broadway and Stephen Fry was in the production. I was always a fan of his. My friend and I went to a bar nearby after the performance and after a beer or two Stephen Fry ambled in and my friend, an actor, called him over. Fry came over and we drank and talked. Just a fun time.
Beer, Wine, or Whiskey?
Yes. Well, that depends. Nothing better than a cold beer on a summer afternoon. Wine just makes food taste better. A whiskey for those serious moments.
Tell your life story in 7 words.
New England to New York writes plays.
If you could share a drink with any figure from history who would it be and why?
James Joyce. He liked to drink and told great stories.
Favorite theatrical experience?
I had never been to the theatre other than the usual high school plays. I was out of high school and went to a small coffee house and this particular evening they had a small theatre company perform short pieces. I was knocked out. I never realized how immediate, touching, and fun theatre could be. It stayed with me for years and later inspired me to become a playwright.
What is your favorite quote?
Picasso said, “Critics talk about theme and content, Artists talk about where to get the cheapest turpentine.”
Come see Jack's play Men at Work and other Barhoppers plays --
February 28, 29, March 1
1304 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
March 6, 7, 8
303 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
All tickets are $10 at the door. (cash only)