A black comedy that spoofs the old British murder mysteries, think of Monty Python meets Agatha Christie. The play was produced by the Changing Scene Theatre in Denver, the Alleyway Theater in Buffalo, NY, and the Love Creek Theater in New York, NY. The Party had its Australian premiere in July 2004 at the Mount Cotton Drama Group in Mount Cotton, Queensland, Australia. The Party was a quarter finalist in the 2008 Writer's Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition sponsored by Fade In Magazine.
The Rocky Mountain news called the play "a perfect antidote to holiday cheer...This is what one would expect if George Romero were to direct Noel Coward...you could hardly find a more agreeable experience than this one." The Colorado Daily said: "The Party is easily one of the better new plays. In fact, it's one of the best plays of the year...Crost...fleshes out his characters, and keeps the black comedy lively and twisted - as it should be."
Sin, is the story of a young woman who is struggling with a past filled with incest and an attempt by her father, the perpetrator, to reconcile with his daughter. The daughter, in her attempt to deal with her tortured past, uses many devices: alcohol, seclusion, and hot-lines, all of which prove to be anything but successful. Her father, a very important man in the national political scene, has spent two years in therapy, and two years away from his daughter, before his attempt at reconciliation. The young woman's mother, knowledgeable of the relationship between her husband and daughter, kept silent out of fear and ignorance.
The play uses shifts in time and space to develop the environment for the young woman to finally discover the strength to confront her father and, maybe, move beyond the self destructive behavior that has caused her much pain.
In 2004, Sin was selected to participate in the inaugural Playwrights Showcase of the Western Region and received a staged reading. It was also selected by Paragon Theatre in Denver to participate in their play development program called the Trench and received a full staged reading. Sin received a short production in March of 2007 as part of the National Children's Advocacy Center's 23rd National Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, Alabama. In 2007 Sin was selected as a quarter-finalist in the 14th Annual Writer’s Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition. Sin was a participant in the Provincetown Theatre’s Winter Play Reading Series, March 17, 2010, in Provincetown, MA. In 2012, Sin was selected to be part of Denver’s Edge Theatre – On Your Feet development program.
Copyright 2018 Ken Crost - All Rights Reserved