Who Killed Spalding Gray?

Written and performed by Daniel MacIvor, this one man show asks a lot of questions and provides few answers.

Some of the questions are the ones MacIvor asks. Did he kill Spaulding Gray, inadvertently?  Did he really have an evil spirit intent on killing him?

Some of the questions are the ones the audience asks. Is this play a fantasy? A fable? Or did MacIvor really consult a psychic (by another name)? Is he foolish or crazy? Did any of this happen? All of it? Some of it? Od did he make it all up as he considered the questions of life, death and suicide?

It is funny at times, sad and poetic at others, strange and mystifying. I even slept through part of it, a feat considering it is only 90 minutes long. But it was interesting. The psychologist among us just thought it was dumb.

Finally, who was Spalding Gray?


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Who Killed Spalding Gray?

  1. keithhpotter says:

    Well, this was interesting, amusing,entertaining and weird.
    I am not sure it was a play; more a monologue about a monologist* interwoven with monologue about a fictional suicide, a monologue on an encounter with a (fictional?) psychic surgeon and a meditation on suicide and the condition of the mind that leads to such thoughts. If that makes sense.
    Not MacIvor’s best work, but interesting all the same.

    *Spalding Gray

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