Saturday, January 30, 2010

second thoughts in the kinkiness of David Ives

I invited David Ives to sit in on a meeting of NYCPlaywrights a few years ago, and that was fun. Afterwards I gave him a ride home to his place on the upper west side of Manhattan. As we drove I explained that the reason I had a bunch of bullwhips in the back of my Prius was because I accidentally ordered a dozen through eBay when I thought I was only ordering one. I only wanted one, as a prop for the slave trader in my adaptation of Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (recently David Ives adapted Twain's play IS HE DEAD?) I offered one to each of the cast members of my HUCK FINN, but there were still a few left. I offered one to David Ives.

"No thanks" he said as he got out of the car "I already have one."

"Hah hah hah" I said to the others in the car after he left "isn't that David Ives droll?"

But after reading the review of his VENUS IN FURS I'm wondering for the first time if he was kidding...