The first public staged reading of How Will We Live Tomorrow? will be held at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave, on Thursday May 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
A middle-aged white man bicycles to the 48 contiguous states, and asks everyone he meets, ‘How Will We Live Tomorrow?’ Along the way, he encounters generous people with myriad perspectives on humanity’s direction, while hours of solitary riding also stir personal meditation.
How Will We Live Tomorrow? chronicles the United States during the turbulent 2015-2016 Presidential election. The Cyclist’s journey provides an antidote to our nations’ fearful mood: strangers welcome him even as society shrinks from noble ideals. The voices of America, and his seven-year-old self, broaden his own perspective. The Cyclist acknowledges his birthright advantages of race, gender, and status, in a deeper way; and explores how to spread his privilege among others.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.