Blue Moon Over Memphis
A Noh Drama about Elvis Presley
Written in a traditional Noh structure, Blue Moon Over Memphis is a meditation on loneliness. Judy, an Elvis Presley fan, makes a pilgrimage to Graceland on the anniversary of Elvis’s death. During the candlelight vigil, a mysterious man lets her into the Meditation Garden where Elvis is buried. Under the light of the blue moon, she meets the ghost of Elvis.
Published by Applause Books in “The Best American Short Plays of 2004” and in Japanese and English in the Journal of the Noh Research Archives in Tokyo, Japan.
Productions: Lincoln Center Living Room Festival at HERE; New School University and Brown University directed by the author; Sound Stage Productions in St. Louis Missouri, with a nationally-known Elvis impersonator.
Readings in La Mama ETC’s 2000 “Experimental Theatre Series” and Dixon Place.
Awards: Lee Korf Playwriting Award.