May 1, 2008

Guirgis and "Grace Dust"

The always engaging Stephen Adly Guirgis talks to America, the liberal Jesuit weekly where Jim Martin is Acting Publisher. One bit of news: He's rewriting his current Little Flower of East Orange with the intention of taking it out of town and bringing back to New York in a "larger venue." Unexpected early influence: Tennessee Williams, for his "marriage of coarseness and fragility." And news to me: Guirguis' ethnic heritage is Irish and Egyptian, which would explain his tendency to build monuments while drunk.

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