“Two Gentlemen of Lebowski” Launches; Sparks Internet Phenomenon
Brooklyn, NY —
Today is the 10th of January, 2010.
Four days ago, on January 6th, an unknown screenwriter by the name of Adam Bertocci released his newest work, a parody entitled “Two Gentlemen of Lebowski” with the tag line “What if Shakespeare had written The Big Lebowski?”
Claiming he wrote it in a weekend “while everyone else was off seeing Avatar”, Two Gentlemen of Lebowski is the epitome of viral internet phenomenon, earning him rapid widespread repute, interview with the Wall Street Journal, writeup on Entertainment Weekly online, and making front page on Digg and Metafilter.
Already, DM Theatrics, a theatre company in New York City, has picked it up and set dates for the exclusive NYC theatrical premier of the work. While tickets are not yet for sale, the NYC community no doubt waits with bated breath for tickets to hit the market.
The play in its entirety can be read on or downloaded from the author’s website here.
Baseball For Dinner Senior Columnist Joey Z has, as of noon today, “skimmed” the work and deemed it “remarkable”.
“I skimmed Two Gentlemen of Lebowski today, and I find it to be remarkable,” remarked Joey Z moments ago.
More to come as this story develops.