The Morels (Compact Disc)
The Morels Arthur, Penny, and Will are a happy family of three living in New York City. So why would Arthur choose to publish a book that brutally rips his tightly knit family unit apart at the seams? Arthur's old schoolmate Chris, who narrates the book, is fascinated with this very question as he becomes accidentally reacquainted with Arthur. A single, aspiring filmmaker who works in a movie theater, Chris envies everything Arthur has, from his beautiful wife to his charming son to his seemingly effortless creativity. But things are not always what they seem.
"The Morels "takes a unique look at the power of art, literature, music, and film in particular and challenges us as readers to think about some fascinating questions to which there are no easy answers. Where is the line between art and obscenity, between truth and fiction, between revolutionary thinking and brainless shock value, between craftsmanship and commerce? Is it possible to escape the past? Can you save your family by destroying it?
About the Author
Christopher Hacker received a BA in music composition from the University of Michigan and an MFA from Columbia University. His stories have appeared in "Quarterly West" and the" Rake", and he was a finalist for a Pushcart Prize in 2009. He currently lives in Washington, DC, with his wife.
Charlie Thurston has appeared on stages across the country with Trinity Repertory Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Creede Rep, and at Riverside Theatre and Redmoon Theater, among others. His favorite roles include Edgar in "The Completely Fictional Utterly True Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe", Stephen in "The Long Christmas Ride Home", Tuzenbach in "The Three Sisters", and Tony in "You Can t Take It with You". Charlie holds an MFA in acting from Brown University / Trinity Rep.