On Saturday, July 24th, American Conservatory Theatre, Litquake, and Christopher Moore join forces to present a staged reading from Moore's bestselling novel Fool, a twisted and delirious revisit of Shakespeare's King Lear, told from the perspective of the Fool. Fashioned by acclaimed A.C.T. director Mark Rucker, and featuring a cast of A.C.T. actors as well as the author himself as the narrator!
Held at the beautifully restored historic Brava Theater Center, formerly the York Theater vaudeville house, this show promises a delightful evening of gratuitious shagging, murder, spanking, maiming, treason, and heretofore unexplored heights of vulgarity and profanity, as well as nontraditional grammar, split infinitives, and the odd wank. Even The Bard would appreciate that. Book sales and author signing will follow the performance.
"Moore's deft ear for dialogue keeps the pages turning. Fool is a wickedly good time." -- Christian Science Monitor
"Exuberantly, tirelessly, brazenly profane, vulgar, crude, sexist, blasphemous and obscene. Compared to Moore's novel, even Mel Brooks' hilariously tasteless film 'Blazing Saddles' appears a model of stately 18th-century decorousness." -- Washington Post
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christopher Moore is the author of twelve novels, including the international bestsellers Lamb, A Dirty Job, You Suck, and Bite Me. This year sees the paperback release of Fool, a retelling of King Lear from the perspective of Pocket, the Fool.
Chris was born in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. His father was a highway patrolman and his mother sold major appliances at a department store. He attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. He moved to California when he was 19 years old and lived on the Central Coast until 2003, when he moved to Hawaii.
Before publishing his first novel Practical Demonkeeping in 1992, he worked as a roofer, a grocery clerk, a hotel night auditor, and insurance broker, a waiter, a photographer, and a rock and roll DJ. Chris has drawn on all of these work experiences to create the characters in his books. When he's not writing, Chris enjoys ocean kayaking, scuba diving, photography, and sumi-e ink painting. He divides his time between Hawaii and San Francisco.
"Where has this guy been hiding?" -- The New York Times
"A very sick man, in the very best sense of the word." -- Carl Hiaasen
"The greatest satirist since Jonathan Swift" -- Rocky Mountain News
Causes Christopher Moore Supports
Whale Trust, 300 Paani Place