I'm going to go only slightly out on a limb here and declare that there WILL be a stage version of Whit's life and death at USP Terre Haute this summer. I have connected with a production company in Cincinnati - Unity Productions - who are committed to writing an entirely new script and having it on stage by this summer. Jon Kovach, the founder, and I have agreed on the basic direction and approach, and I am very excited about the experience, understanding and enthusiasm and commitment he brings to this project. Stay tuned; you're all invited to the performances.
Also, I see many new visitors to this, Whit's blog. I do strongly encourage first-timers to actually read all of Whit's entries, beginning in November 2008. I know, it's a bit cumbersome, but worth it. The best way is to click on the arrow next to 2008 so that it points down, then click on November and read those first entries (scroll to the bottom and read up), then same thing with December. Then drop the 2009 arrow down and open up the months in order. Whit's own last entry was "Crap Week, Pt. 3", posted by me on March 25, 2009 (Whit hand wrote all his entries and mailed them to me for posting, he had no computer). We lost him in the early morning hours of April 4, six days before his 25th birthday. Posts beginning with April 2009 are mine, mostly of words spoken at Whit's memorial service.
As a reminder, in case you haven't seen the post, I am happy to send anyone a PDF version of the blog including Whit's entries only, in chronological order to make it easier to read. You are welcome to share that with anyone you like, just bear in mind that republication in a commercial context isn't allowed.
The play will be performed in Cincinnati over several nights between around May 27 and June 8, 2014. It's really happening! Please contact me for more details.