THE STORY: Steve, a neurotic gay playwright, is suffering some serious writer’s block. He refuses to acknowledge that his lover of eight years has dumped him for good, his writing is going nowhere and even his friends are deserting him. Enter the tyrannical, brutally honest, and very dead Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada, with a very strange demand.
“No one in New York writes dialogue quite like Grimm…[He] effervesces so violently that he achieves liftoff, fizzing out of the Land of the Pleasantly Dirty Farce and landing on Planet Experimental Theater…A magical mystery tour of Grimm’s brain…a comedian with empathy.” —Variety. “Daring, imaginative, smartly sardonic, flamboyant in a feverishly compulsive way.” —Village Voice. “The play is a palpable expression of love for the theatre…it utterly enchants.” —NY Sun. “What makes Grimm’s rendering memorable is how he invites us to the shipwreck of a writer’s life to watch as, amongst the debris, stinging moments of clarity float up, bursting—as they must—just when you reach out to them.” —BackStage.