Jim Fitzmorris’ play “A Truckload of Ink” will open next month in New Orleans. The play is “about the sudden upheaval at the city’s most established newspaper,” the company says. The production “vividly brings to life the human relationships, history, politics, back-room deals, and righteous fight to save a cultural institution from an out-of-state corporate dismantlement.”
Any ideas which newspaper Fitzmorris is thinking of?
Katrina taught me a great playwriting lesson. Never let a crisis go to waste. Get there first, or someone else will cash in.
— Jim Fitzmorris (@shcktheatre) August 5, 2013
Last year, former New York Times news assistant Gabe McKinley’s play about Jayson Blair, “CQ/CX,” opened off-broadway. The play received mixed reviews, but McKinley told The New York Observer “The entire masthead has seen the play, past and present.”