My Life, The Theater, and Other Tragedies
Egmont, May 2011
High school sophomore Adam Zeigler thought the best way to live life was far away from people, high up in the lighting grid. As a member of the theater crew, he believed he’d achieved it all when he won the coveted job of spotlight operator. But that was before a young actress, Summer, appeared in his view. Instantly smitten, Adam is determined to win her over. But to do so, he’ll have to defy his best friend and break the golden rule of his school: techies and actors don’t mix.
Set against the backdrop of a high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, MY LIFE, THE THEATER AND OTHER TRAGEDIES is a romance, a love story, and theater story in one. The politics of love and high school collide as Adam struggles to find the courage to step out of the shadows and into the light.
“Zadoff captures the confusion, torn loyalties, and overwrought drama of teenage life—not to mention student theater. All the world's a stage, indeed, and these players earns their applause.”—Publishers Weekly
“A character study that's equally parts witty, informative, insightful, and painfully realistic...Z's passion for theatre rings true.”—The Horn Book
“Once again Zadoff makes geek chic.”—Galleysmith