|"Tuxes and gowns are ordinary. Besides, it was our mutual love of Star Wars that brought us together in the first place."
"Well, I suppose I didn't HAVE to miss my prom, but going through the metal detectors and standard pat down sort of took the appeal out of it for me."
"I'm a little nervous about the whole 'being apprehended by the police' thing."
Above are quotes from MY PROM DATE WAS A FELON by Bobby Keniston
I'm not Noah, the lead male character in My Prom Date Was a Felon, but I was a lot like him in high school. A little awkward, and more than a little lonely. And yes, like Noah, I didn't have a date on Prom night, and wound up dressing up and eating alone at a restaurant. Pretty sad, huh?
I think that's why I like writing quirky romantic comedies so much now as an adult--- I get to live out my youthful fantasies and make any kind of happy ending I want! Suddenly, the shy teenage boy meets the brash, exciting, tough girl, Indigo, and is saved from my fate! Noah can have the best night of his life with a very interesting girl (who cares if she just busted out of a juvenile detention center?), and I get to go along for the ride.
In this way, as a writer, I can live vicariously through my characters. And not just Noah. I get to be Indigo, who doesn't take any guff from anyone. She takes care of bullies with a cutting remark and a no-nonsense attitude. I certainly wish I had that kind of confidence in high school!
I'm a firm believer that a romantic comedy shouldn't skimp on either the romance or the comedy. There are plenty of laughs along the way as Noah and Indigo fall for each other because of zany circumstances and a mutual love of ice cream soup. This play is my love letter to people who don't always feel like they fit in. And, really, who doesn't feel like that every now and then?
I have had the pleasure of seeing this play of mine please audiences of all ages, and even had it described to me as 'the perfect date play.'
Ah! 'The perfect date play!' Not bad for a writer who missed his own Senior Prom!
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