Name of playwright: Joel Jones
Current City: Charlottesville, VA
Title of Play: Afterlife
Synopsis of Play: A woman tries to reconcile her relationship with her ex and his new girlfriend, but some ties last forever...
How did you find out about Barhoppers?
I saw the first Barhoppers in the winter of 1990 (I think), and that inspired me to want to be a playwright. I submitted a play called Perfect Guy for the second Barhoppers and have written about a dozen bar plays since.
What inspired you to write this play for Barhoppers?
Someone told me about an agreement they made like the characters in the play and that inspired an improv scene that I did in New York. The play evolved from the scene.
What is your most memorable bar experience?
I remember those nights after closing when a few people would sit in a bar talking until dawn, and that feeling of exhaustion and inspiration the next morning. But that’s material for a different play.
Beer, Wine, or Whiskey?
Gin and tonics (Beefeater). Or beer or red wine with a meal.
Tell your life story in 7 words.
Moved back to Charlottesville with new family
If you could share a drink with any figure from history who would it be and why?
With Shakespeare to talk shop about play production, or John Locke to talk about the future of the world.
"Afterlife" is directed by Bryan Garey and features Denise Stewart, Marty Moore, Jon Cobb, and Hunter Moore.
Come see Joel's play "Afterlife" 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)