September 1, 2013
Over the past four years, Fly Steffens read all of Charles Bukowski's work, as well as a few biographies written about him.
Inspired by Bukowski – a postal worker turned writer who penned poems, novels and short stories about drinking, relationships and the drudgery of work – Steffens wrote a play, "Love is a Horse with a Broken Leg Trying to Stand while 45,000 People Watch."
The play, which was also inspired by the work of James Joyce, will take place on two consecutive Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, Sept. 3-4 and 10-11, on the patio at The Red Dot, 2498 N. Bartlett Ave.
This is the first time the East Side bar and restaurant has hosted a play.
"Emily Rindt, the director, invited me to brunch at The Red Dot early in the summer. She took me out to the patio and said, 'This is where we should do your play,'" says Steffens. "It was perfect. I always intended for the play to be produced in a non-traditional theater space."
Read the full article at OnMilwaukee.com.