Well, I’m not sure how many listeners are near Cutchogue, New York, but this Sunday, August 2, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery will be offering a live performance of Jack’s Last Call: Say Goodbye to Kerouac.
Wait, does that play sound familiar? It should, because we featured the show last year and interviewed writer Pat Fenton and producer Sue Zizza.
For those who missed the series (it only ran on the podcast for 2 weeks), here’s the synopsis:
It’s the end of summer in 1964. A major cultural shift is starting to happen in the US, and on Jack’s last night in Northport, the America he saw through a rear view mirror, riding, along side his road buddy, Neal Cassady, is slowly replaying in his mind.
Long after a small going away party that he has thrown for himself is over, Jack keeps on drinking as he prepares to move to Florida with his mother. He reflects back on his fame, his youth as a football star, and the worry that his time has come and gone. As he sums up parts of his life in this bittersweet narrative he receives a series of soul-searching phone calls from his daughter Jan.
This production of the play is being directed by Huntington’s Ed Dennehy, and tickets are only $10. Plus, you get the opportunity to meet the artists following the performance.
For more information call (516) 658-0423 or e-mail: jackslastcall [@] gmail.com. To hear the audio version, check out the website, Jack’s Last Call