Back in the late 1970’s, the Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., sci-fi novel The Sirens of Titan was adapted into a stage play that was directed by Stuart Gordon (Re-animator, From Beyond, Dagon). Premiering in October of 1977, it was supposedly a minimalist presentation with quite the simple production value.
Now, 40 years later, Ben Rock, who produced Gordon’s play Taste, has convinced the iconic sci-fi/horror director to update the play and bring it to the Sacred Fools Theater Company as the closing show of their 20th season. Rock himself will be directing the updated adaptation.
Nominated for a Hugo Award, Vonnegut, Jr.’s, The Sirens of Titan was published in 1959 and centers around a Martian invasion of Earth. It also focuses on the concept of free will and humanity’s ultimate purpose, at least in terms of figuring out what that might be.
Gordon’s last writing credit was for film: the 2007 crime thriller Stuck.