The play explores Valerie Solanas's radical views through the lens of a Factory "happening" featuring a cast of "Superstars," art critics, and outsiders. Furiously paced and punctuated with slicing humor, whip dances, and anarchist ideals, S.C.U.M. cuts through façades to capture the spirit and value of artistic imagination.
A Three Rooms Press production, S.C.U.M.: The Valerie Solanas Story is the opening play in Kat Georges's Three Somebodies: Plays About Notorious Dissidents, a trio of fascinating, cutting-edge plays inspired by people who shook up the world — for better or worse. In addition to S.C.U.M., the collection includes Art Was Here, inspired by poet-pugilist and Dada precursor Arthur Cravan, and Jack the Rapper, a mash-up of Jack the Ripper and T. S. Eliot. Copies of the book will be available at the reading for purchase and signing.