David Valdes Greenwood, Revengers

How far would you go to make things right? Ama, Mark, and Justin are about to find out.

All three have each witnessed a murder that went unpunished, and they’ve lived broken lives ever since. In recent months, their dreams have been haunted by someone who understands their pain: a Fury who survived the witch hunts of Old Salem. Three days before Halloween, she enters their dreams and summons them to be Revengers, just as she has done for a new trio of teens every year for centuries. If they abide by her seemingly simple set of rules, she promises supernatural protection while they avenge their losses.

One catch: exacting revenge means becoming killers themselves. And they don’t have much time to decide what to do, as the Fury’s protection ends on the Day of the Dead. As they race against the clock, they begin to realize there’s more to the Fury’s deadly game than they knew…

David Valdes Greenwood is the author three nonfiction books: Homo Domesticus: Notes on a Same-Sex Marriage, A Little Fruitcake (a Today Show Top 10 Holiday Books pick), and The Rhinestone Sisterhood. A Huffington Post blogger, his column “‘I Love You, but...’: What Your Vote for Trump Tells My Family,”  went viral with over a million readers worldwide and will be anthologized by The New Press in the essay collection How Do I Explain this to my Children? Revengers is the first in a series. The sequel, Fury’s Keep, comes out in 2018.

As a playwright, he is currently a Company One PlayLab Fellow, and previous Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow, IATI Cimientos Fellow, and Brother Thomas Artist Fellow. His plays have been presented across the US and UK, most recently with Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, the National Showcase of New Plays, Pride Films and Plays, and IATI Theatre. His plays have appeared at the Humana Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, Portland Stage Little Festival of the Unexpected, and New York Theatre Workshop Thursday Studio. His plays have published and anthologized by Samuel French. Upcoming works include The Mermaid Hour, which will be produced at Actors Theatre of Charlotte, Milagros Theatre, and Borderlands Theatre next season, as well as staged readings of The Last Catastrophist with Company One and the Bechdel Project. 

Event date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140