Sneak Preview: Suzanne Lummis’s “Tweets from Hell”

January 1, 2020

Suzanne Lummis wrote me on the last day of the decade that “Tweets from Hell” is “composed of 71 stanzas, most of them 280 characters, about, none over, some shorter. It’s in eleven sections, in several voices–that is, different ways of talking–with two postscripts and one addendum.”

She has given me permission to share with you a very brief excerpt, in the form of the first two tweets of the seven that make up Part Three:

Things I never told anyone. Usually. Those Republicans, those ones in Congress, I never liked them, most of them. I never liked them paddling along behind me like flocks of geese, making their goose sounds, or dancing behind me like talented rats trained for a back…

yard circus, clean white rats from a pet store. Geese, rats, all of them wanting to peck, nip at my power and get away with a bloody mouthful. I didn’t like them, but when they opposed me, I hated them. My cabinet bored me—though I liked how they had to sit there and listen.

WORLD PREMIERE: “Tweets from Hell”
Written, directed, and performed by SUZANNE LUMMIS
at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(301) 822-3006

FRIDAY, January 3, 2020
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Get in line early to buy your tickets.

Happy New Year!