No, it doesn't have to be a martini: Coward with cocktail.
“Anybody can write books, but it takes an artist to make a dry martini that’s dry enough.” — Blithe Spirit
As spirited comedies go, the work of Noël Coward tends to take the boozy cake. The current Cal Shakes script for Blithe Spirit, which will grace our stage August 8–September 2, contains seven uses of the word “martini” (all in speech), ten of the word “cocktail” (eight in stage directions, two in speech), and an intoxicating 18 uses of the word “drink” (nine in speech, nine in stage directions). So it is only proper that we expand our 2012 cocktail contest series beyond the borders of a single event for Blithe Spirit—this contest asks you to think outside of the martini glass and invent a sophisticated cocktail for a chance to see your recipe published in the show program.
Simply submit your Blithe-inspired alcoholic beverage no later than Tuesday, July 17 at 10am, one of these ways:
Spunk will grace the Bruns stage with joyous poetic language, powerful movement, and the wailing sounds of the blues this July. What similarly flavorful and fulfilling cocktail would you wish to sip while soaking up the Spunk experience?
Invent a bourbon-based drink, name it, and tell us about it no later than Friday, July 6 one of these ways:
Email email@example.com with the subject header “Spunk cocktail contest.”
Post your recipe on Twitter with the hashtag #zoracocktail.