Fighting has broken out all over the globe. For the first time, the U.S. military has used tactical nuclear weapons against its own population – to destroy the Los Angeles Commune. Suddenly, all communication stops. A new player arrives on the scene, a singularity, a computer exploding into consciousness and fighting for sanity through a barrage of conflicting images and downloaded personalities.
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River of Fire is the third in a trilogy of Edinburgh Fringe shows that began with Science, Love and Revolution and continued with Building God. All three shows have been published by Stairwell Books as The River was a God.
David Lee Morgan has travelled the world with his saxophone as a performance poet and street musician. He has won the London, UK, and BBC Slam Poetry Championships, as well as a fair number of club slams in the UK and the US, including Soul City Arts and the Nuyorican. His spoken word show, Science, Love and Revolution, received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was featured at StAnza, the international poetry festival in St. Andrews, Scotland. He is a longstanding member of the Writers Guild (has served on the Executive Committee) and holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Newcastle University. He lives in London, grew up in the USA, and was born in Berlin.
Reviews from previous Fringe shows:
I am awed by Morgan's passion, his humorous yet enraged intellectual appraisal… An energetic, clever, passionate survey of human life.
TIME OUT (London) *****
Unashamedly heart-on-sleeve and intellectual… one of those rare, passionate performances, bristling with energy and interesting ideas. If you want a bracing crash course in how to “read history with a blowtorch,” look no further.
THE SCOTSMAN (Edinburgh) ****
He was brilliant. I’ve never seen someone transform so powerfully and fully…. He spits out the words of sacrifice, suffering and revolution, of wisdom and enlightenment. What he says is radical, is political, but it’s also wise.
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