‘Having a Ball With God’ is like punk rock theater: Funny, heavy, hard, beautiful, tragic

David Garrett Shaw never planned to write an intensely personal play about drug addiction. When the goal every day is just surviving to the next, it’s hard to make any plans at all. Instead, the gifted musician and lyricist spent the early months of 2016 writing a series of stream-of-consciousness poetry — “rants,” he called them — to satisfy a deep and newfound passion for fiction. READ MORE