Jack Kerouac: End of the Road
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About The Event
"Jack Kerouac, the Father of the Beats, was deeply conflicted about his legacy by the time he drank himself to death at 47. A lifelong Catholic and Republican, the author considered himself much more “pro-America” than the hippie movement that claimed to be inspired by his works.
This one-man show finds Kerouac in the green room of William F. Buckley’s “Firing Line,” drinking and arguing with his ghosts as he prepares to give his final televised appearance. He differentiates between himself and other Beat figures, particularly Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso, and runs through his biography from the childhood loss of his brother to his failed marriages and taking care of his mother.
Steve Rowell and David McElroy's original script and David McElroy's performance have been tweaked over the years into something that belongs on an intimate stage.
Admirably, this show focuses on the writing, and it does a fine job of nailing Kerouac’s voice, straight observation with a poetic bent... if you’re a fan of Kerouac’s books more than his personality, this is a solid representation of American literature’s antihero." Trevor Fraser Orlando Sentinel
TICKETS: Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for military and students with ID. If you have a group of 10 or more people who would like to see the show, call James at 407-310-8908 to make reservations and receive discounted group tickets.
PARKING NOTE: When you arrive at the mall, watch for school buses in the parking lot. Park near the school buses and enter the mall under the blue canopy-covered walkway. Penguin Point will be the second store to your right when you enter this way. Be aware that some of the other mall exits are locked after 9pm, so if you’re coming to an evening show at Penguin Point it’s wise to park by this entrance.
- ADULT TICKET$20$200$0
- MILITARY/STUDENT TICKET$15$150$0