Based on the real-life events of one of Shepard's eighth-grade classmates, Don't I Know You? also examines the continued and far-reaching effects of the murder, including the additional-but-still-living victims. Steven caught a fleeting glimpse of his mother's killer, and he grows up playing a tormenting game of "What if?" with himself. Years later, as a young woman is preparing for her wedding, a stranger arrives and informs her that her fiancé has a secret life, one that might have included Gina in some unexpected ways. And finally, the woman whom Gina called as she lay dying comes to terms with the possibility that her emotionally disturbed son is the killer. Shepard's narrative jumps forward and backward in time, and is told from three separate points of view, making for a complicated story line - but then again, murder is never simple.
Poet Cate Marvin also reads during today's presentation. 7:30 p.m. Antidote Coffee, 729 Studewood. For information, call 713-521-2026 or visit www.inprinthouston.org. Free.
Thu., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., 2008