Theres an old axiom that governs just about any artistic career: Youre only as good as your last work. For musicians, you could have a prolific rise, but a shitty last album/tour can pretty much seal your fate (were looking at you, Replacements). Same goes for writers if you lose your mojo and get stuck on your final novel, you could end up in a downward spiral. Thats what happens to New York author Leonard Schiller in the film, Starting Out in the Evening. Hes retired from his day job as a professor, and his early novels have fallen off the radar. Now, hes looking to complete one last work, but hes lost his confidence. Enter a young grad student, Heather Wolfe, who looks to interview Schiller for her thesis. Is she the muse Schiller is looking for or a signal that his utility has finally passed him by? Find out when Starting Out in the Evening screens Friday through Wednesday at the Lake Worth Playhouse (713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth). Tickets cost $8. Call 561-586-6410, or visit www.lakeworthplayhouse.org.
Wed., Jan. 30, 2008