Cartoonist Dean Haspiel has written a play called Harakiri Kane (a.k.a. Die! Die, Again!) which is scheduled to debut in late October at Brooklyn's the Brick. The 90-minute play follows an amnesiatic angel of death who discovers how he died as a mortal and is torn between trying to fight to get his life back or a continue a budding romance.
Ian W. Hill is directing and designing the production, with an cast that includes Jessica Stoya in her NYC stage debut.
"Inspired by morbid events I experienced years ago, Harakiri Kane shifts between outlandish opportunity, existential crisis, and romantic irony. Fans of my Billy Dogma comix will recognize this deep cut where characters are forced to confront their own meaning at the crossroads between life and death. I'm truly excited to be collaborating with director Ian W. Hill and the actors who will bring this story to the stage."
Harakiri Kane is scheduled to run from October 28 to November 20 as part of Gemini CollisionWorks' 20th anniversary season. For further information including showtimes and ticket prices, check out the Brick's website.