British critic calls my work “absolutely fantastic” and “all-around brilliance”

The Congleton Players in Congleton, England produced my short one-act REVENGE IS SWEET WITH A SLIGHT AFTERTASTE OF IRONY on July 18. It was one of five scripts out of 211 submitted to make the cut for the group’s annual festival.

If that’s not honor enough, theatre critic D.C. Wood had exceptionally kind words to say about my work. You can hear them for yourself in this video — they start at the 6:47 mark. You can also see photos from my show, and others.

Among the things the critic had to say:

* “This was all-around brilliance.”

* “Absolutely fantastic.”

* “Dwayne Yancey wrote a genuinely witty and sharp script.”

He ranked my show one of his two favorites — “it was so close, it could have gone either way” — and said he loved it so much “I personally don’t have any criticism of this play.”

In the end, the audience vote for best in show went to yet a different script. (Details on that about the 15-minute mark.)

Here’s the synopsis of the script:

REVENGE IS SWEET WITH A SLIGHT AFTERTASTE OF IRONY
A famous food critic visits a restaurant. The manager wants desperately to please him; the chef wants revenge. Dark comedy and slapstick ensues. Cast: Six — four male, two female. Running time: Fifteen minutes.

Thanks, Congleton!

You can find a more or less complete list of my productions this year here.

Here are the still photos from the show:

A famous food critic shows up at a restaurant, much to the chagrin of the staff.

A famous food critic shows up at a restaurant, much to the chagrin of the staff.

Comedy ensues.

Comedy ensues.

The end.

The end.

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