It's a live theatrical play. A friend I served with on the local city planning board is a sponsor, manager, and actor in many productions.
This play is about a WRITER who after being a guest-speaker at a conference, meets a young "apprentice" writer who wants his help polishing up an unproduced (and never seen before) play.
The older writer scares his wife that he plans to KILL the younger writer and steal his work so he can bring himself back into success.
When efforts to get rid of his wife fail, she witnesses the murder.
Then, after the victim is burried in their backyard, she dies of a heart attack when the bloodied dead writer digs himself out of his grave (like a vengeful zombie) - only the younger writer's death had been totally faked!
It was a plot to cause the wife to die of a heart attack so that the older writer would inherit her estate and the two scribes could become partners on the new play.
Only their trust breaks down in the face of the police investigation and the interference by a vodoo/pyshic lady (who was just hilarious) and there are a few more good twists and turns in the plot that you won't see coming.
I probably spoiled too much of the story already by revealing that the younger writer's death was only staged. It looks very convincing when performed.
In any case, this whole plot leads to multiple homicides and plenty of action though it got off to a very slow start so the audience gets convinced, in a long drawn-out dialogue with just the older writer and his wife, that he IS capable of murder for a good story.
It was very ironic that I am a writer and this play spoke so much to me.
It was a nice surprise from BobaFrett and jonthejedi, as I certainly wasn't expecting your birthday wishes now.
Yes Barry, we did have a great time visiting on the phone. How is the Cubs' lineup doing now? It looks like the Padres have completed their trading before Spring Training (I think). I've put the lineup into my Nintendo and I crushed Seattle, sweeping the Mariners! I play Texas next as I'm on Interleague in my team's schedule.
So maybe next time we'll have a "serious" baseball conversation. Meanwhile, Go Bears! They've earned this one.