Daniels originally wanted Guest Artist to be more of a buddy play, where the two characters travel to Aspen and get into all sorts of misadventures while contemplating the death of art.
Originally, the plays main character, Joseph Harris, wanted to quit writing, not because he had lost his love for it, but because he wanted to run a pet store that sells worm farms, called I Got Worms (And Deeply Philosophical Questions about the State of Humanity).
A scene was cut where aspiring playwright Kenneth Waters tries to cheer Harris up by asking him if he wanted to hear the most annoying sound in the world: a monologue about the meaning of life.
We like the version Daniels settled on much better. (And all right, we admit it. We just spoofin.) The award-winning Guest Artist runs Friday at 8 p.m. at the Mosaic Theatre (12200 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation). Tickets cost $32. Call 954-577-8243, or visit www.mosaictheater.com.
Fri., Dec. 21, 2007