Remember Shel Silverstein? Where the Sidewalk Ends? The Giving Tree? Yeah, good stuff from your childhood. Martyr-complex trees and funny poems are great and all, but what I really like is dark humor about dead ponies. And Shel delivers.
He has some great short plays, but The Best Daddy is, without a doubt, the most hysterical thing ever.
Catch the American Repertory Theater's production of Seriously Funny: an evening of short works by David Mamet, Harold Pinter, and Shel Silverstein to see it live
Seriously, guys. Dead ponies.
I love you so much, Shel Silverstein.