With two jam-packed weeks of filming complete, the holiday-themed drama THE DIFFICULT SEASON is almost ready for post-production! This film, written by myself and my partner Laura Nessler and co-directed by myself and Sam Parry, is a Robert Altman-style journey through the lives of some troubled, hard-drinking Chicago actors, artists, therapists, writers, lawyers, musicians, campaign operatives, working stiffs and drug dealers as they face death, depression, doomed romance, infidelity and alcoholism during a particularly trying December. Inspired by the titular Dave Frishberg song and the real-life tragedies afflicting the Chicago theatre community this past year, THE DIFFICULT SEASON is a labor of love and will be available for viewing come soon in the new year. Happy holidays!
The Official Sounding Board for Playwright and Director Mark Mason