happy 90th birthday jack
Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:55 PM
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:07 PM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:49 PM
Merrimack Repertory Theatre and the University of Massachusetts Lowell said Monday — on what would have been Kerouac's 90th birthday — that they will produce the three-act play called "Beat Generation" in the novelist's hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts.
The premiere of the play — a staged reading for eight performances only — will be the centerpiece of the 2012 Jack Kerouac Literary Festival, which will be held Oct. 10 through Oct. 14..................................
He tried to build interest for "Beat Generation" in the theater world, contacting such people as Lillian Hellman and Marlon Brando, but he failed and set the manuscript aside. Kerouac died in 1969. The manuscript was found in a warehouse in 2005.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:09 PM
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:41 PM
jack LOVED film and i think he might have thought it was neat. he might have had to have done it as he often tried to do - write, and direct, and act.... but i dont know that he'd have been upset - i think i'll be harsher critic then he would have ever been