Song of a Convalescent Ayn Rand
From “sharp-toothed” company Wolf 359 comes this true story of a boy and his migraines. SONG OF A CONVALESCENT AYN RAND GIVING THANKS TO THE GODHEAD..., named after a Beethoven String Quartet is a tragicomic play about illness and art, featuring the music of Beethoven, the novels of Ayn Rand, and the musings of an intellectual drag queen in Peoria, Illinois. From Wittgenstein to free snacks to cat-loving nurses, “the piece offers a bit for everyone” (Gothamist Daily - Featured Recommendation).
"If you only see one 85-minute theatrical meditation on migraines and objectivism this year, by all means make it Song of a Convalescent Ayn Rand..."
"What would it take to lure Paul Ryan to Off-Broadway? Perhaps Michael Yates Crowley and Michael Rau's [show]."
-The New York Times
"Crowley's writing is smart and often gorgeous, his performance (as always) masterfully precise and affecting...The disparate elements of the piece create a dance that's fascinating to experience, engage with, and contemplate; like some of the best art [they] set the auditor's mind ablaze with new ideas and connections."
-Martin Denton, nytheatre.com
“Burn in hell!”
-SGMinistries, YouTube commenter
SONG OF A CONVALESCENT AYN RAND... was developed, in part, through the IRT 3B Development Series (irttheater.org).