The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers

by  Stephen Metcalfe

Drama  /  7m, 3f

"Pulsatingly alive [...] an indictment of a glitz tranquilized culture that packages art, death and sex as equally meaningless commodities." - The New York Times

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The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers

by  Stephen Metcalfe

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This adventurous play by the author of Strange Snow thrilled audiences and critics Off-Broadway and later at San Diego’s Old Globe. Willy Rivers is a rock and roll star who is incredibly famous because he survived an assassination attempt during one of his concerts. His brush with death has made him question the meaning of it all, but he gets no help from the cynical and alienated characters in his life. This most unusual play is a tour de force for an actor. Willy Rivers performs several songs during the play.
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"Pulsatingly alive [...] an indictment of a glitz tranquilized culture that packages art, death and sex as equally meaningless commodities." - The New York Times

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Stephen Metcalfe

Stephen Metcalfe’sstage plays include Loves and Hours, Vikings, Strange Snow, Sorrows and Sons, Pilgrims, Half a Lifetime, Emily, White Linen, The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers, White Man Dancing, A World of Their Own, and The Gift Teller. He has been produced in New York and at regional theaters throughout the United ...

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