THE FUNERAL a comedy...? by Jon Kovach
If Luke's not joining the funeral downstairs, his family is bringing Gammy up.
Luke hides out in his bedroom because he doesn't care about his great grandmother's funeral happening in his parent's living room downstairs. His beautiful cousin, conflicted immediate family, and eclectic friends all visit Luke, each with their own scheme to lure him out of his bedroom. Will Luke venture downstairs, or will his parents follow through with their threat to bring Gammy up?
Themes: Family, pride, equality, loss.
"Smart, tightly-written and emotionally true script."
-R. Bucher, Behind the Curtain Jul. 6th '14
"The smartest and best-crafted offering..."
-D. Lyman, Cincinnati Enquirer Jun. 24th '14
"Dimensional characters, who seem like you could meet in the real world, outside the theater."
-J. Demaline, River City News Jul. 2nd '14
"Kovach has shown that he is very adept at taking a piece of art and adapting it with successful results."
-K. Sheppard, The Sappy Critic Jun. 26th '14
History to Date
Justin Riley was in a band called Super Desserts for which he wrote the song Funeral. Jon Kovach heard this song, adapted it for the stage, and it premiered at The Know Theatre of Cincinnati as part of their Serials! program during the summer of '14. A short film of the same story is currently being shot at the end of Sept. '14.
Cast, Crew, and Supporters