This play is a whole lot of fun and a bit of a change of pace for me as a director. Coming off of two very intense shows like Precious Little, which involved a lesbian woman making some difficult choices about her pregnancy, and Sans Merci, about a woman dealing with sexual assault and the murder of her lover, I jumped at the chance to direct a campy and comedic romp that still addresses important issues like racism, sexism, homophobia, and class distinction. A big challenge and opportunity with Who Killed Captain Kirk? is that a very large portion on the show relies heavily on improv and the audience's participation. With three different endings decided upon each night by audience members, myself and the cast never really know exactly how the show will turn out on any given performance. That is both a very scary and very exciting thing for a theatre artist.
This show promises to be a very interesting experience for those of us involved and the audience as well. If you've ever seen a Gadfly show and wanted to be involved, but weren't quite ready to go to an audition or join our company behind the scenes, this a great way to get your feet wet and participate in creating the art you want to see from us. So beam on down to nimbus Theater June 13th and help us catch that dastardly villain who put an end to all those annoying Priceline.com commercials!