The Co-op of Pacific Resident Theatre presents
I AM TO DIE SOON
By Jake Arnette
Directed by Jonathan Munoz-Proulx
July 11 to Aug 4, 2013
Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 3 pm
Additional show Sun July 28 at 7 pm
With Jake Arnette and David Clayberg
Producers: Ann Bronston, Billy Brown, Paul S. Kaufman and Penny Safranek
Light Design: Michael Redfield
Costume Design: Michael Mullen
Dramaturg: Stacie Chaiken
Stage Manager: Elaine Roark
Assistant Stage Manager: Natasha Lipson
Tickets: Suggested $15 Donation
Call: (310) 822-8392 or on line at
707 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
In his final hours, world acclaimed Romantic poet Lord Byron, known for his lifelong excesses, treats us to an hallucinogenic-like, lavishly decadent romp through treasured, and often scandalous, memories
Byron has voracious passion for language, for beauty, for life. he contracts fever, he loses his capacity to speak. But he has so much more to say. Jake Arnette wrote his solo play I Am to Die Soon based on the last days of the romantic poet Lord Byron who succumbed to fever at age 37 in Missolonghi, Greece. Byron’s body was sent pickled to London for burial, but for his lungs which were left in Missolonghi, as a gift to the Greeks.
Now Jake has, through Parkinson’s Disease, lost his own capacity to speak. He calls another actor, David Clayberg,
to give voice to Byron’s raging — for love, for life.
But no way is this Byron giving up the stage.