Back to All Events

Rorschach Theatre's Other People's Ink Book Club discusses Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend

Screen Shot 2019-03-04 at 2.40.30 PM.png

Rorschach Theatre's OTHER PEOPLE'S INK Book Club discusses its second book selection, inspired by the upcoming production of Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven by Reina Hardy.

RT Logo.jpg

We'll read short excerpts, discuss the book, and hear a sneak preview of Rorschach's upcoming play by Reina Hardy, Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven.

Annie Jump, a small-town teen and science genius, comes face to face with her worst nightmare: a popular girl. When she learns that this girl with great hair might be an intergalactic super computer tasked with bringing humanity to the stars, she must decide what is worth sacrificing to fulfill her destiny. Reina Hardy’s (Glassheart) play for all audiences is about finding your place in the universe and intelligent life in your neighborhood.

Rorschach Book Club Members receive a 10% Discount at checkout in the store.

About OTHER PEOPLE'S INK: 

An Entertainment Curation Society:

Rorschach Theatre's aesthetic is a unique blend of dark magic, bold use of space and a signature fierce performance style. What other artists, in other mediums speak to this aesthetic? The Rorschach Team will organize monthly events where our artists and audience can come together to explore art galleries, cinema, author events and other adventures that feature work with a Rorschach flavor. 

About Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend:

Prepare to be blown away—or rather, carried away on huge muscular wings—by this blissfully outlandish, bracingly smart, tour de force about a teen who has to come to terms with relinquishing control for the first time as she falls for the hot new…pterodactyl…at school. After all, everybody wants him!

Shiels is very pleased with her perfectly controlled life (controlling others while she’s at it). She’s smart, powerful, the Student Body Chair, and she even has a loving boyfriend. What more could a girl ask for?

But everything changes when the first-ever interspecies transfer student, a pterodactyl named Pyke, enrolls at her school. There’s something about him—something primal—that causes the students to lose control whenever he’s around. Even Shiels, the seemingly perfect self-confident girl that she is, can’t keep her mind off of him, despite her doting boyfriend and despite the fact that Pyke immediately starts dating Jocelyn, the school’s fastest runner who Shiels has always discounted as a nobody.

Pyke, hugely popular in a school whose motto is to embrace differences, is asked to join a band, and when his band plays at the Autumn Whirl dance, his preternatural shrieking music sends everyone into a literal frenzy. No one can remember what happened the next day, but Shiels learns that she danced far too long with Pyke, her nose has turned purple, and she may have done something with her boyfriend that she shouldn’t have. Who’s in control now?

Hilarious and relatable, Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend is about a teen who must come to terms with not being in control of all things at all times, break free of her mundane life, discover who her true self is, and, oh, find out that going primal isn’t always a bad thing.

Earlier Event: April 5
Box Brown: Cannabis
Later Event: April 10
Reniqua Allen: It Was All A Dream