Kate Wilhelm was one of my teachers at Clarion in 1988. I'm not familiar with her story, "Ladies and Gentlemen, This is Your Crisis!" but I know her work opened up science fiction characters to the psychology of real human beings. It was Kate who taught me to really go there in fiction. So if we're not in the UK at the end of June, Kelley and I will most certainly be at the Ethnic Cultural Center in Wallingford for the opening night.
We would be at the fundraiser, too, if not for a previous engagement.
Here's all the info:
Infinity Box Theatre Project invites you to join us at a fundraiser for our production of the world premier adaptation of Kate Wilhelm’s short story, Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Your Crisis!
The highlight of the evening will be a reading of the original story by Nebula and Hugo award winning science fiction writer, Greg Bear. As always with Infinity Box, the reading will be followed by a lively conversation, including a brief video of Kate Wilhelm explaining what prompted her to write the story. Wednesday, May 23rd at M'Illumino, 6921 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle
Reception from 7:00 to 8:00 pm; Reading begins at 8:00.
Suggested donation: $20
Seating is limited; reservations strongly suggested at email@example.com
Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Your Crisis! will open Friday, June 29th, at the Ethnic Cultural Theater, 3940 Brooklyn Ave. NE, Seattle.