I've tried to fight it for about a year now. But I'm now ready to admit that my love of the Twilight books makes me no less a person. They're fun and engrossing, kind of a Harry Potter meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And though I'm no longer a 16 year old, I can relate to the feelings of alienation and insecurity experienced by the main character.
There I said, and I do feel better.
The fun things is that I know I'm not alone enjoying the saga. As evidenced by the email I received from my good friend Lauren:
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple years, or you're acquainted with absolutely no girls between the ages of 9 and 14, you know there's a new, shall we say, popular vampire franchise dominating the prepubescent fantasy lives of our younger friends and neighbors. Although its name is escaping us right this second, we're pretty sure it has something to do with a time of day. Hmm, what's that name again?
Oh well, no matter, we're not here to talk about that thing, we're here to talk about our thing, Gnap! Theater Projects' upcoming fall show, Dusk: Improvised Tween Erotica, a loving parody/homage of said other new popular vampire franchise. In the style of previous Gnap! loving parody/homages, expect smart comedy, incisive storytelling, and highly attractive people never consummating their most molten passions.
We're pretty sure this is the perfect show for people to come see on Halloween, and we're pretty sure that our show goes up right before that other series has a new movie coming out. Not that we even pay attention to those guys.
If you're in Austin, why not get in a good gothic laugh?
Gnap! Theater Projects
Fridays and Saturdays, October 23rd through November 21st, at 8 PM
$10 general admission, $5 for students; tickets available at http://dusk.eventbrite.com/
Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722