Playwright Patrick Fenton, a freelance writer from Massapequa, NY, and a frequent contributor to Newsday, The Post, and The Daily News has always been a keen observer of Mr. Kerouac's Long Island days. Kerouac's Last Call recalls a party held at a friend's home in Northport, NY in 1964, just before the writer's move to Florida with his mother. It is based on an actual reel to reel tape recording of that night recorded by neighborhood friends, a tape that Mr. Fenton is honored to have heard. It depicts the Jack at the end of his road, with glimpses of the forces that drove him, the people who moved him, and his own strong opinions on fame, his travels, and the "new" generations of readers who idolized him. Populating the play are characters from his past and present, and the play is filled with the music that accompanied his travels across America. Mr. Fenton's words are reminiscent of Kerouac's own writings, and the play has been work shopped with the aid of the Cultural Organization Of Lowell. The play is directed by Ann Garvin.
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