Alethea Narrates: My Generations Shall Praise (Escape Pod 616)

Henderson and Kontis

“My Generations Shall Praise”: Author Samantha Henderson and Narrator Alethea Kontis

Samantha Henderson’s “My Generations Shall Praise” was first published in Interzone, November 2016, and reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction 34, edited by Gardner Dozois.

I think maybe the editors were worried I wouldn’t want to do this performance–it’s a dark one. The MC is a baby-killing sociopath on death row, about to have her brain erased and mapped over by an affluent relation dying of cancer.

But as an actress…WOW. What a voice this character has! This might be my best performance so far.

Moreover: I think Katy would be excessively proud of me.

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CONTENT WARNING: Contains frequent class-one cursing (f-bombs and the like), graphic description of murder, somewhat less graphic description of sexual assault, and bad parenting. Not for young ears.

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The Chronicles of Going to Narnia Rehearsals

That’s right. I finally broke down and asked the DreamWrights folks for their wifi password. It’s been nice taking Chuck and Morgan to rehearsals — I can spread my stuff out on one of the couches in the lobby and spend almost 2.5 undisturbed hours working.

The director stopped by on one of my earlier visits to commend me for being such a great friend & neighbor to the boys. I figure she didn’t need to know a.) how self-serving I really was and b.) exactly how many rehearsal taxi services I still need to do to make up for all those plays Mom let me be in as a kid. (Thanks, Mom!)

The play is in a couple of weeks — I can’t wait to see it! I’ll be a little sad to have lost my dates in the evenings, but I’m sure I’ll be able to find another venue in which to continue my fabulous Herculean efforts (ie: start a new novel).

What’s that, you ask? When are the performances? Why, I’m so glad you asked!

DreamWrights: 100 Carlisle Ave, York PA, 17401

10 Performances: (Running TWO weekends only!)
February 19, 20, 21, 25, 26 & 27 @ 6:30 PM
February 20, 21, 27 & 28 @ 2:30 PM

Tickets: $8 general admission or $12 reserved

Playlet & Breakfast: February 27 @ 9:00 AM
Tickets: $10 Reservations required


For those of you exceptionally biased folks (like me) who want to make sure they see the Boys of Awesome Porch, they will be dying magnificently on stage (See Chuck’s Tony Award-worthy Alan Rickman death! See Morgan get taken out by Evil Santa Claus!) Feb 19, 21, and 27th at 6:30pm, Feb 20 & 28 at 2:30pm, and they will be doing the “playlet & breakfast” on Feb 27th at 9:00am.

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