Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Don't Stop Til You Get Enough

Do you want to write a play? Looking for an idea?

According to this, back on September 10, 2001, Michael Jackson had a concert at Madison Square Garden. He brought two of his best pals along with him--Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando. The following day was September 11, 2001. Michael tried to have a private jet take the three of them somewhere far away...but they learned pretty quickly that that wasn't going to happen. So what happened?

Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlon Brando drove themselves to Ohio.

(Go ahead. Read that sentence again.)

Apparently this happened. Is it true? How can something that good not be true? Corey Feldman (who, I guess, chose not to leave with them, but was hanging with them the night before) says it's true, and I have no reason to not trust Corey Feldman. Regardless, truth spoils too much fun, so let's not even go there yet.

Do you think it would make a good play?

Three incredible characters....all great, all flawed, all iconic...but difficult, if not impossible, to cast.

Questions abound: Who drives? What do they listen to on the radio? What do they talk about? That's a long drive!

I don't know if it'll be a good play, but I know it won't be a play at all unless you write it. So if you're on the prowl for new play material and this rubs you the right way, go forth!

Just be sure to send me your pages.

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