“The Amazing Adventures of Scott & Ernest” is a new comedy by Chicago playwright, Sean Miller. It chronicles a fictional tale based on the real-life friendship of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. The play introduces Fitzgerald in the beginnings of his decline due to his alcoholism and unbearable social behavoir. The audience quickly becomes aware that Fitzgerald had been in a plight for quite some time now, and had not been meeting his writing obligations. In an effort to spark the young drunkard, his publisher at Scribner’s sent for Hemingway. Upon coming to a mutual agreement, Hemingway darts off to Paris (he’s currently residing in the Florida Keys) to rile Fitzgerald. He tells an elaborate mythic tale about a king and his treasure; and finally convinces Fitzgerald to join him on an expedition to Mexico in order to find said treasure. Cut-to a jail cell in Mexico and the bulk of the play which explains in detail how and why they got there–after Gertrude Stein makes an entrance.
While I thought the play ended rather abruptly, I rather enjoyed its candor approach to the dynamic between Fitzgerald and Hemingway. The clever quips and sardonic wordplay, proved a fascinating viewer experience. I especially enjoyed the smart use of offensive language and offensive social situations.
And yes, I noticed the typo as well.
I saw the play the evening of my birthday and then proceeded to Sushi Samba, where I met a friend of mine who lives in Chicago. We then went to Y Club for bottle services and socialiting. After which, we found ourselves at Moda and then somewhere that I can’t remember. The night was long and drawn out, but at least it wasn’t on my tab. *winks*