Asfaloth writes: TORN Pal Peter S. Beagle has been fortunate to have four of his short stories adapted for the stage. The world premiere of the play “Giant Bones” will occur in San Francisco on May 7th. “Giant Bones” is based on the short story compilation of the same name. The play will run until June 19th at the EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street in that fantasy-friendly, city-by-the-Bay, San Francisco. A Gala Premiere and party will be held on May 15th.
Ringer Peter S. Beagle is a Hugo-award winner for his novelette “Two Hearts”, and wrote the fantasy classic, “The Last Unicorn.” He also co-wrote the screenplay to the Ralph Bakshi animated “Lord of the Rings” and the introduction to the 1973 Ballantine edition of “The Fellowship of the Ring.” Mr. Beagle was one of TORn’s guests of honor at the 2004 “Return of the One Party” Oscar party and was a featured interview in the documentary “Ringers: Lord of the Fans.” [http://www.ringersstore.com]
Here’s what author Neil Gaiman has to say about Mr. Beagle’s writing: “For over forty years, Peter S. Beagle has been the gold standard of fantasy, one of the most elegant and genuine writers of fantastic fiction out there. His short stories are jewels. In Japan they declare their finest, most irreplaceable artists national treasures, and if there was any justice in the world Peter would be declared a treasure and be left alone to get on with making magic.”
To order tickets and to read more about this evening of fantasy-based theater visit the official play website. http://giantbonesplay.com/