Writer David Hare turns his COVID-19 into a theater piece
LOS ANGELES Oscar-nominated writer David Hare says hes turned his COVID-19 illness into a stage monologue about enduring this quite extraordinary disease.Beat the Devil will open in London as soon as officials deem it safe for theaters to get back into business, Hare said Wednesday. I dont think anyone who has not had it (the virus) quite understands how extraordinarily unpredictable it is, not just on a daily but almost an hourly basis, said the Tony Award-nominated British playwright (Plenty, Racing Demon, Skylight). Hare discussed Beat the Devil during an online news conference to promote Roadkill, a political thriller debuting in November on PBS Masterpiece showcase. An actor has been cast for the virus monologue, Hare said, but he declined to say who or name the theater where it will be staged. Hare received Academy Award nominations for his screenplays for 2002s The Hours with Nicole Kidman and 2008s "The Reader starring Kate Winslet, with both actors winning Oscars.