For Immediate Release
Contact: Margarita Moldovan
My Date With Troy Davis
September 22, 2012 at 8 pm
The Dancing Goat Theatre
10700 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022
Rich white boy on death row? Daniel Glenn only has an hour and change to make a full confession and beg for clemency. MY DATE WITH TROY DAVIS is that confession, as well as a meditation on truth, mercy, and empathy. This humorous monologue traces how Daniel’s life became intertwined with that of a world-famous and potentially innocent inmate. On his trip from the Supreme Court to the slums of India to the execution gurney, Daniel learns that innocence brings no salvation, but something else might.
This show features Daniel Glenn, an educator and artist whose work has been produced in New York and his home state of Georgia. His first play, There Was and There Wasn’t, was a mainstage production at Tisch School of the Arts. Daniel co-founded The Dancing Goat Theatre, a non-profit theater in the same community where he taught high school, and since coming back to New York (Sarah Lawrence MFA ’13) he has performed at Dixon Place and The New Ohio Theatre, and originated the role of Rory in Double Aspect, part of Erik Ehn’s play cycle about America and its genocides.
On the anniversary of the execution of Troy Davis, Daniel brings his one man show from the New York International Fringe Festival to his home theater in Johns Creek. You will laugh, you will cringe, you will think.
Off-off Broadway – My Date With Troy Davis
By Eric Haagensen
In “My Date With Troy Davis,” actor-author Daniel Glenn faces us in an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs from an existential death row to talk about such philosophical concerns as free will, comparative moralities, and the worth of human life. Sounds dreary, no? Well, no.
Glenn’s entertaining, somewhat surreal fantasia includes funny encounters with the U.S. Supreme Court and witty coincidental intersections with Davis’ life. His modesty and self-doubt are humorous and touching. Director Amy Surratt’s simple staging cleverly avoids being static. My only quibble? At 80 minutes the show is too long. Cut to a tight hour, it would pack more of a punch.