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Praise for ‘The Christmas Goat’ from a UK producer

The Ambassadors, a theatre company in London, included my 10-minute play THE CHRISTMAS GOAT as a staged reading in its December event at the New Wimbledon Theatre in London. Producer Graham Hill sends these kind words:

“So many people came up to me afterwards and commented on how much they’d enjoyed the piece and how funny and engaging your writing was. The thing I personally love about your writing is that you don’t approach ideas and themes from the obvious angle and I think this is what hooks the audience so quickly.”

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Week 3 of ‘Exchange of Gifts touring show

My first self-produced show is now history. The Christmas show EXCHANGE OF GIFTS played nine shows in different different locations up and down western Virginia in December 2019. Here are photos from week 3 — which saw the show in Bedford at the Bower Center for the Arts, in Axton at Mountain Valley Brewing and the finale in Lynchburg at Riverviews Artspace. Next up: EXCHANGE OF GIFTS will be published in 2020 by Norman Maine / Big Dog Plays.

In Bedford: Svetlana shows Tilly what she’s found.

Axton: A very intimate space, and a dog in the audience.

Lynchburg: Stuck in the airport one last time.

MORE ON EXCHANGE OF GIFTS:
* Photos from week 2 in Critz, Monterey and Clifton Forge
* Photos from week 1 in Roanoke, Galax and Blacksburg
* Interview with Alleghany Mountain Radio
* Full tour schedule and ticket info.
* Behind the scenes of the publicity photos.
* Rehearsals begin

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Week 2 of ‘Exchange of Gifts’ touring show

On weekend 2, my self-producing touring Christmas show EXCHANGE OF GIFTS was in Critz at the Reynolds Homestead on Dec. 13, in Monterey at the Highland Center on Dec. 14 and in Clifton Forge at the Masonic Theatre on Dec. 15. Good crowds in all, but Monterey — the smallest town on our 9-date tour — had the biggest crowd of all!

Stuck in the airport — at Reynolds Homestead in Critz.

What’s up, doc? In Monterey.

Svetlana demonstrate how a roller coaster works — in Clifton Forge.

MORE ON EXCHANGE OF GIFTS:
* Photos from week 1 in Roanoke, Galax and Blacksburg
* Interview with Alleghany Mountain Radio
* Full tour schedule and ticket info.
* Behind the scenes of the publicity photos.
* Rehearsals begin

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Photos from ‘God and the Devil Meet for a Business Lunch’ in California

My 10-minute play GOD AND THE DEVIL MEET FOR A BUSINESS LUNCH was produced Dec. 13-14 at American River College in Sacramento, California, directed by Zachariah Mejia.

God, the waitress, the devil. Or so I assume!

Definitely no waitress here.

Pretty sure that’s the devil on the left.

MORE FROM THE GOD AND THE DEVIL SERIES . . .

Want to see more?

* Here’s video of a group in Sacramento, California doing the same piece in 2005.
* Here’s audio from when Falcon Radio Theatre in Seattle did the script in 2013.
* Video: “God and the Devil Settle a Contract Dispute”
* Video: “God and the Devil Debate The Issues”
* GOD AND THE DEVIL MEET FOR A BUSINESS LUNCH by the Lake Players, Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, 2014.

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‘Your play is terrific!”

Fellow playwright Melinda Gros recently attended the Quannapowitt Players Suburban Holidays festival in Reading, Massachusetts where my one-act THE GIRL WHO MADE EMUS BELIEVE THEY COULD FLY was produced Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1, 5-7, 2019. She sends this happy message:

“I saw the production this weekend – the company did a very nice job – and your play is terrific! I don’t know much about emus, but the actors made them very avian and hysterical, especially the ballet-dancing emu. Congrats!”

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Poster for ‘A Zombie Christmas’ in Richmond, Virginia

Chesterfield Children’s Theatre in suburban Richmond, Virginia will present my 10-minute piece A ZOMBIE CHRISTMAS on Dec. 13, 2019 as part of several other works. Here are the promotional images. The show, by the way, is sold out.

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World premiere of ‘Rhonda’s High-Class Roadkill Chili’

My full-length script RHONDA’S HIGH-CLASS ROADKILL CHILI had its world premiere Nov. 22-23 at Salt Fork High School in Catlin, Illinois. It’s the ninth full-length script I’ve had produced. Director Lauren Hous shares these photos. She writes: “The script is funny and endearing and the kids loved it.” The show first came to life in a staged reading at Showtimers in 2016 and then was published earlier this year by Norman Maine / Big Dog Plays. Rights info here.

51Hunter and his map.

Zeke and 51Hunter meet.

Pay no attention to the woman with the sledgehammer.

The piece de resistance.

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