CHASE THE DRAGON is a dramatic thriller featuring five characters. It is appropriate for mature audiences.
This play was workshopped in August 2016 with Cincinnati LAB Theatre. Currently Kirk is submitting the script to various outlets for future productions.
“Want to see some theater that’s brand-new? Cincinnati LAB Theatre has the second and final weekend of performances and readings at Newport’s Falcon Theatre (636 Monmouth St.). Tonight at 8 p.m. it’s Chase the Dragon by Kirk Sheppard, a Cincinnati theater blogger who goes by the moniker of “The Sappy Critic.” But there’s nothing sappy about his new script, his first venture into writing for the stage, a play about the lives of at-risk youth and what happens when we don’t have a handle on our own history. I saw a performance a week ago: It has a fine cast, led by Carter Bratton as Peter, a freshly minted case worker, and Rupert Spraul, who plays a teen with a lot of issues. There’s some humor in the story, but a lot more sobering insights into how such cases are handled — and how things can go off the tracks. Between the steady directorial hand of Jared D. Doren and Sheppard’s insightful writing, this is a promising debut both for the writer and his play.” – Rick Pender, Cincinnati’s CityBeat
CINCINNATI ENQUIRER: How a Wrestler Became a Playwright by David Lyman
Cory needs money . . . but is this really the best way to earn it? Not if Gina has anything to say about it.