PLAYWRIGHT WADE BRADFORD TALKS ABOUT HIS PLAY
THE TWILIGHT CONE
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A: I am terribly amused by word play and puns. And for some reason, the phrase "The Twilight Cone" popped into my head one day and I asked my friends on Facebook: what sort of flavors would be served at a Twilight Zone themed ice cream shop. Their answers made me laugh... and the more I thought about it, the more I realized that there was a potential one-act comedy lurking in that silly idea.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?
A: I'm rather partial to the intrusive narrator... mainly because as a kid I always loved the beginnings of Twilight Zone episodes when Rod Serling would appear out of nowhere.
Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM? ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?
A: Some of the characters are loosely inspired by some of the actors at my local community theater. The Aunt Diane's character is inspired by my wife's aunt who owned and operated an ice cream shop for over twenty years.
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
A: I wanted to merge many fantasy elements together (the different flavors of ice cream) and combine them with of a tale of teenage infatuation.
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
A: I hope the cast and crew will unleash their imaginations when working on a production of "The Twilight Cone." There are so many different ways to bring these characters to life. Have fun! Break legs! (Note: Wade Bradford does not condone violence or the literal breaking of legs.)
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