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I’ve put together a touring production of my Christmas play EXCHANGE OF TOUR that will play at nine different venues in western Virginia in December 2019. Kerry Plank, a veteran of Roanoke Valley theatre, will direct the show. The cast consists of Kaiya Hoagland, Lyndsey Hanks, Olivia Hunter.
Here are the show dates and times:
Friday, Dec. 6: Roanoke, Theatre 3, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7: Galax, Rex Theatre, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8: Blacksburg, Beliveau Estate Winery, 3 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 13: Critz, Reynolds Homestead, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14: Monterey, Highland Center, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 15: Clifton Forge, The Masonic Theatre, 3 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20: Bedford, Bower Center for the Arts, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21: Axton, Mountain Valley Brewing, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22: Riverviews Artspace, Lyncburg, 3 p.m.
For tickets, see each venue.
Here’s what the show is about:
EXCHANGE OF GIFTS
A sweet Christmas story with a message. Three foreign students studying at colleges in the United States find themselves snowbound at an airport for Christmas. One is from Australia, one is from Canada, one is from Russia. Adventure ensues — involving broken chairs, computer hacking, and a health scare. By the time it’s over, each one has learned something about themselves that changes the direction of their lives. Cast: Three women of college age.
* Staged reading by Attic Productions, Fincastle, Virginia, November 2017.
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Four of my short scripts were produced in April by the Babylon Arts Council, Lindenhurst, New York: DEEP INTO OCTOBER, FIREBALLER, THE GHOST LAMP and THE UNIFORM. Three of those deal with baseball so I’m not sure from the photos which ones are which but this is definitely THE GHOST LAMP.
Summit Academy in Xenia, Ohio produced my one-act CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT on May 23, 2019. Here are photos.
Here’s a photo of the staged reading of my one-act THE RING at Geneva Theatre Guild in Geneva, New York in April 2019. That same script is also having a staged reading in Louisiana in both April and May.
Sixty years after a close call in a state championship girls basketball game, the star of the losing team still can’t reconcile herself to losing — so she breaks into the home of the star player on the winning team, hoping to steal her championship ring. A poignant story about regrets and sportsmanship. Cast: Two senior females.
* Produced by Haylofters, Burlington, Wisconsin, May 2014; took second place in audience vote at one-act festival.
* Staged reading by Readers Repertory Theatre at San Pedro, Los Angeles, February 2015.
* Staged reading by Geneva Theatre Guild, Geneva, New York, April 26-28, 2019.
* Staged reading by The Itinerant Theatre, Lake Charles, Louisiana, April 27-28, May 3-4, May 24-26, 2019.
Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas is producing my short one-act VERONICA’S DOLLS, along with five other scripts of mine (!). VERONICA’S DOLLS involves some dolls coming to life to rescue their now-teenage owner, who has overdosed in a suicide attempt. One of the dolls uses the girl’s cellphone to call 911. If you’re using humans to play dolls, then you need a phone scaled accordingly. And director Lisa Martin has created one!