Meet the man behind this year’s comedic biblical bash, Bathsheba and the Books. In our latest blog feature, we find out what makes him tick and the experience you can expect from his upcoming production this September.
Briefly introduce yourself/your company…
My company is Handmade Ivy Stage and Screen, which produces the works of writer David Ellis Heyman (me), in print, on film and on stage.
What is it that makes your work/company unique?
New stories, with an old-fashioned faith in the transcendent power of good writing and acting.
What kind of experience do you hope audiences will have during your show?
I hope they laugh from beginning to end, but also ask questions about how the Bible really got assembled and why some books were picked and others rejected.
Without spoilers, tell us what you think audiences will remember most about your show?
Thinking about the some of the books of the Bible in a humourous way.
What do you think is the best thing about the Fringe?
With the virtual world closing in from all directions, it’s a celebration of the human imagination via in-person storytelling.
What is the most important thing you hope audiences will take away from your show?
That while this scenario is absurd, it raises some eerily profound questions about the books that have shaped Western thought.