PLAYWRIGHT ALAN HECKNER TALKS ABOUT
“THE BEST SHOW NEVER SEEN”
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A: I wanted to do a play that hadn't been done before to my theatre students and one that was specifically catered to their mentalities and talents. What better subject to write about than theatre? And what better way to enjoy theatre than by poking fun at ourselves and all of our eccentric, melodramatic characteristics.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?
A: All of them.
Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM?
A: All of the characters came from all of the people I know, have known, and have learned from in my life.
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
A: I wanted for people, in theatre or otherwise, to be able to see parts of themselves on stage, and learn to laugh at themselves.
Q: ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
A: Sure, numbers. :)