SCC English Professor Publishes 2 Original Works
August 10, 2022
SCC English Professor Steve Cirrone published two works this summer – “Angel’s Trumpet,” a novel, and “Three Queer Plays,” a collection of original plays. Both books were published through Lulu.com and will soon be available on Amazon.
“Angel’s Trumpet” is about David Russo, a comfortable liar trapped in the most difficult decision of his life. Told through haunting memories of a dark and deadly passion let loose in Atlanta and West Hollywood, David wrestles with his conscience as he is forced to accept his role in the death of not just one lover, but two.
“Three Queer Plays” features three original full-length plays showcasing LGBTQA+ characters and themes. "The Tragedy of Doctor Gnosis," retells the Faustian bargain in modern gay terms; Gnosis, a self-absorbed Medieval history and literature professor, risks life and career in order to remain in the glow of Nicholas Bell, an otherworldly young man—with apocalyptic results. "Still the Parade" parodies John Webster’s "Duchess of Malfi" and sets Leon and Nick inside a tempestuous and comic war-of-wills that uses satire to insist on the universal sanctity of marriage. And "Who Killed Martini Olive?" is a raucous and raw whodunit drag murder mystery with alternate endings that follows Inspector Bottom as he investigates a gaggle of jealous stage queens for clues in the death of silicon-deep San Francisco nightclub performer Martini Olive, a campy drama that plays out through direct and hilarious interactions with the audience.