Photos from “The Money House” in Los Angeles

The Money House.

The Money House.

Readers Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles held a staged reading of my one-act THE MONEY HOUSE in October.

Gloria Maxwell played Ginger, Jim Jones played Jeremy, and Jane Jones played Samantha. Directed by Jean Alden.

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List of 2017 productions

Here’s a list of my scheduled productions (and staged readings) in 2017:

* January 7: Staged reading of THE CACTUS RUSTLERS (full-length script), Showtimers, Roanoke, Virginia.
* February 2-3: FOLLOW THE MONEY and CINDY RELLA (both one-acts), South Walton High School, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
* Spring TBA: CURIOSITY KILLED THE ACT (one-act), by Red River Revue, Clarksville, Texas.
* May 11-13: THE OTHER SIDE OF OZ (full-length script), Lake Fenton High School, Lake Fenton, Michigan.
* December TBA, likely second weekend: SVETLANA’S FIRST CHRISTMAS AWAY FROM HOME (one-act), by Red Red River Revue, Clarksville, Texas.

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Photos from “The Recruiter” in Houston

The recruiter talks with the football coach, oblivious to the softball phenom.

The recruiter talks with the football coach, oblivious to the softball phenom.

My five-minute piece THE RECRUITER is being produced in Houston Nov. 9-19 as part of the 2016 Five Minute Mile Play Festival by Cone Man Running Productions at the Obsidian Theatre. Here are some photos.

THE RECRUITER
A scene about gender discrimination in college sports. A college recruiter shows up at a rural school asking about a particular football player; oblivious to the softball player banging home runs in batting practice. Cast: Two adult males, one teenage girl.

This is also one of the short scenes in PLAY BALL!, a full-length collection of short baseball scenes. Read the rest of this entry »

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More photos from “Catch of the Day” in Michigan

The cast of CATCH OF THE DAY.

The cast of CATCH OF THE DAY.

Here are some photos from my one-act CATCH OF THE DAY, which was produced at Michigan State University Nov. 3-6.

You can see the whole photo gallery here.

Earlier the director sent me this promo video and rehearsal photos.

CATCH OF THE DAY

A nervous mother is preparing to entertain her daughter and the daughter’s new boyfriend. She’s eager for the match to succeed. She’s instructed her husband to pick up some fish on the way home for dinner; he mistakenly acquires a fugu, a type of fish prized as a delicacy in Japan — but which is also highly poisonous, if improperly prepared. Naturally, the woman succeeds in poisoning the daughter and her boyfriend — sending them into a trance. Comedy ensues, while the pair are frozen in position through part of the play. Cast: Two males, two females. Running time: 30 minutes.
* Staged reading as a radio play by Falcon Radio Theatre, Seattle, Washington, April 23, 2013.

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“Jill And the Beanstalk” to be produced in Virginia

The beanstalk takes shape.

The beanstalk takes shape.

Yes, that’s a beanstalk, the starring prop of my one-act JILL AND THE BEANSTALK, which will be produced in December by Patrick Henry Community College in Virginia.

Shows will be Saturday, December 3 at 11 a.m. at Patrick Henry’s Stuart campus. A second show will be Wednesday, December 7 at 3:45 p.m. for after-school students at Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School.

This will be the first production of the script, which previously had a staged reading in Indiana.


JILL AND THE BEANSTALK

Jill’s science project results in a beanstalk through the school’s ceiling. Comedy and chaos ensue, along with a goose that lays golden eggs, a harp that plays itself and, perhaps, even a rumor of a giant. Cast: Seven — 3 male, 3 female, 1 non-gender. Running time: Twenty minutes.
* Staged reading by Mitchell Community Public Library, Mitchell, Indiana, February 2016.

Here’s an updated list of 2016 productions: Read the rest of this entry »

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Photo from my short play in Ireland

George Hynes in "A Chalkboard Scribbled in Blood." Photo by Catriona Bonner.

George Hynes in “A Chalkboard Scribbled in Blood.” Photo by Catriona Bonner.

George Hynes, again.

George Hynes, again.

My one-minute play A CHALKBOARD SCRIBBLED IN BLOOD was performed Nov. 6-9 by Rabbit’s Riot Theatre in Ireland, with three shows in Slingo and one in Manorhamilton.

Here’s George Hynes in action in my very dark piece inspired by the Sandy Hook school shooting.

The theatre sent this word: “It went fantastic! Got amazing audience feedback! Thank you for writing such a moving piece!”

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Photos (and video) from “Catch of the Day”

Michigan State University is producing my one-act CATCH OF THE DAY Nov. 3-6. Director Emily Clark sends this promo video and rehearsal photos.

The parents (at each end of the table) meet their daughter's new boyfriend, Spike. But that's not all that happens.

The parents (at each end of the table) meet their daughter’s new boyfriend, Spike. But that’s not all that happens.

Ryan Carlson plays the dad; Melanie Ebeling plays the mom; Teagan Parkinson plays the daughter and Luke Ostrem plays Spike.

Directed by Emily Clark and Holly Simon.

More photos below: Read the rest of this entry »

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