Man, this cold is just kicking my butt. After 4 days of barely functioning, I've now progressed to the "coughing helplessly" stage. My sinuses seem a bit better today, so I'm going to hold out for another day to see if I improve before giving in and going to the doctor. It would be easier anyway to wait till Saturday and go to the urgent care right when it opens, rather than trying to get an appointment with a regular doctor.
I did just read a northwest Ohio news story that sent me into hysterics (a.k.a. a coughing fit). BGSU is about to present a Steven Sondheim musical. The University of Findlay is doing a Brecht play. The University of Toledo? About to put on "BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
".Inspired by stories in the sensationalist tabloids about a creature who is half-human and half-bat, Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming wrote the show in the late 1990s, with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe. It opened in 1997 in Los Angeles, moved to New York in 2001, and was named the best off-Broadway musical by several awards groups.
In the musical, Bat Boy is discovered in a West Virginia cave and is brought into a highly conservative community, whose residents are too close-minded to allow him to assimilate.
Bat Boy has been described as straddling the fence between social consciousness and high camp. In the UT production directed by Edmund Lingan, Patrick Miller plays the title character. Others in the cast, most of whom have more than one role, are Megan Beckett, Marlie Billops, Brett Bowling, David Coleman, Holli Glance, Stephanie Kilroy, Halina LaRiccia, Katie Litzer, Terri Mims, Daniel Partin, Briana Rawls, Jason Santel, and Emily Wessendarp.
With scenes that include violence, gore, incest, and rape, it is for mature audiences.
I don't even know what to say to this, though it does make me miss the Weekly World News.
ETA: to pick up a discussion thread from earlier this week in heroes_mohinder
: how about Sendhil Ramamurthy playing the lead in "Bat Boy"? Hey, it's a serious play, people! About social consciousness and stuff!