"You know what? The bastard blows me out of the water. This guy writes Maine like Ardai writes New York. If you're not reading him, you don't know what you're missing." --Chris F. Holm, author of "The Collector" series, The Killing Kind, and Red Right Hand.

"A refreshingly new voice in noir." --Ed Kurtz, author of Nothing You Can Do and The Rib From Which I Remake the World.

"A glorious boilermaker of noir and East Coast gothic. The action is taut as a sprung snare and Bagley tightens the screws with every page." -- Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase and Blood Standard.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Hideaway by Michael Kimball

On Tuesday, June 17th, at 7:30 PM, the New YORK Theatre Company will present a test-run staged reading of Michael Kimball’s new play Hideaway at the York Public Library. Hideaway will open the 2008-09 season at The Players’ Ring (Portsmouth, NH) this September. Audience members will be invited to stay after the performance for a talk-back with director Joi Smith, playwright Kimball, and the full cast.

To separate their troubled son from the destructive influences of a Massachusetts suburb, Ray and Sally Stenovsky move to a remote lakeside cabin in northern Maine. They isolate Christopher and home-school him for five years. Then one day a prefab log cabin is erected next door. Enter Bobby Johnson and his young wife Deadre, a hard-partying couple living under Witness Relocation. When the play opens, Chris is alone. Scenes follow thematically rather than chronologically, in answer to Chris’s question: "How did I get here?"

Michael Kimball is the author of the thrillers Green Girls, Mouth to Mouth, Undone and the critically acclaimed Firewater Pond.

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