A new play based on Jonathan Franzen's essay "House For Sale" opens this Saturday, October 13, at the Duke on 42nd Street, a theater in New York. Actually, it's just previews; the official opening is October 24.
House For Sale: One childhood home of Great American Novelist. Five BR, 1.5 bath, 3.673 sq. ft., immortalized in essay collection memorably described by the New York Times as "an odious self-portrait of the artist as a young jackass."
The essay concerns Franzen's return to Webster Groves to sell the family home after the death of his mother. It also concerns him rifling through the liquor cabinet, reminiscing about a glum trip to the Panhandle and Disney World when he was a teenager and agonizing over choosing the right Realtor.More »