Midnight on Mourn Street (play)
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Reed Waters keeps his small Washington, D.C. apartment tidy. In the morning he goes to his simple job and at night he heads straight home. Virtually his only real human contact comes through his friendship with a local boy, Will. Reed Waters is a quiet man. He has to be, because he is a man with secrets. One rain-drenched night a stranger steps into his life-Mauri Dyson, a teenage runaway who is as explosive and unpredictable as Reed is cautious and discreet. And yet she holds secrets, too. Secrets that will change both their lives forever.
Adapted by the author from his acclaimed novel, Christopher Conlon’s Midnight on Mourn Street is a searing theatrical experience.
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"As an admirer of the original novel of Midnight on Mourn Street, I was wondering how Christopher Conlon would manage to convey the story’s intricate and intimate twists and emotions within the confines of a theater stage…and, if anything, he’s managed to distill the tale down into something even more poignant, shocking, and tragic. Midnight on Mourn Street works so well as a play that it makes me wish I magically had access to a 400-seat house, three of the best actors in the world, and the skills to direct it…but in the meantime, it plays beautifully in the theater of the mind. Conlon has crafted both a superb example of the difficult art of adaptation, and an enthralling and deeply moving stand-alone read."
—Three-time Bram Stoker Award-winner Lisa Morton, author of The Castle of Los Angeles
"With his stage adaptation of Midnight on Mourn Street, Christopher Conlon has pulled an amazing emotional sleight-of-hand: he has brilliantly translated an intensely introverted novel into a celebration of the spoken word and in-depth characterization. One should read both the novel and the stage adaptation back-to-back for a perfect lesson on how transferring one form of storytelling media into another can produce new insight to the core work. This is quite simply, in my eyes, an amazing achievement."
—Five-time Bram Stoker Award-winner Gary A. Braunbeck, author of A Cracked and Broken Path