Recent OU Alum Neal Adelman has a new play at Las Cruces Community Theater in New Mexico. “I, Custer” is a one woman play that deconstructs and wakes up Custers last stand. The Las Cruces Sun News writes, “Tony Award-winning playwright and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Mark Medoff, who selects and directs a student play each year at Las Cruces Community Theatre, chose Adelman’s work for the 2016 Mark Medoff Directorial Project Award.”
The review goes on to compliment the production, “Neal Adelman’s lyrical, poetic, “I, Custer” script brings to mind Greek odysseys and the evocative rhythms of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Song of Hiawatha.” And that’s quite a feat considering the play’s thoroughly modern, gender-bending millennial perspectives, and the often scatological, racist and sexist commentary from its controversial protagonist. Check out the full review here
Congrats Neal on your awesome new play!
Go see it!
I, Custer” runs through March 20, with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m.; Sunday performances at 2 p.m. at LCCT. For tickets, at $12, $11 for students, seniors and military, and $10 for children 6 and under and groups of 10 or more, visit lcctnm.org or call 575-523-1200.
If you go
What: “I, Custer” by Neal Adelman
When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 20
Where: Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main St.
How much: $10 to $12
Info: lcctnm.org, 575-523-1200.
More about Neal
Neal Adelman was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He writes plays and short stories. His one act play TARRANT COUNTY received an NPP workshop and was a 2014 KCACTF John Cauble Outstanding Short Play National Finalist; his fiction has appeared in Puerto del Sol and Caldera Culture Review. When he’s not writing, he’s either fishing or trying to start a rock and roll band. He is a recent graduate of Ohio University and currently lives in New Mexico.