More photos from “Nursery Crimes” in Utah

The dish ran away with the spoon and guess who got left behind?

Here are some more incredible photos from the production of my one-act NURSERY CRIMES at Esk-Dale High School in Millard County, Utah. Photos by Brandi Ericksmoen Roberts.  Here’s the previous installment of photos.

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Photo from “Chef Pierre Does Not Do Simple” in Virginia

Sandy Sampson and John Maresca.

The Smith Mountain Lake Arts Council produced my 10-minute play CHEF PIERRE DOES NOT DO SIMPLE on April 2, 2017 at the Bernad’s Landing resort in Scruggs, Virginia.

This marked the fourth production of the script:

A television producer explains to a TV chef that he need to simplify some of his language because many younger viewers do not understand them. He reacts badly and winds up creating a mess with broken eggs and flour. Cast: Four — One male, three non-gender. Running time: Ten minutes.
* Produced by Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh, N.Y., May 2009.
* Produced by Jeonju Players, Jeonju, South Korea, December 2014
* Produced by Dover Little Theatre, Dover, New Jersey, April 2016.
* Produced by Smith Mountain Lake Arts Council, Scruggs, Virginia, April 2017.


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Photos from “Follow The Money” in Florida

The tooth fairy held hostage.

Here are some photos from FOLLOW THE MONEY, produced in February at South Walton High School in Florida.


A precocious youth attempts to find the secret to the tooth fairy — by kidnapping her. Where do all those teeth come from? And the money? Cast: Six — two female, four male. Read the rest of this entry »

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Photos from “Cindy Rella” in Florida

A visit from the fairy godmother. Gaby Ellerson as the fairy godmother and Thea Reifschneider as Cindy Rella.

Here are some photos from CINDY RELLA, produced in February 2017 by South Walton High School in Florida.

A modern Cinderella story, except this Cindy doesn’t want to go to the prom. Cast: Four — three females, one male.

More fairy godmother.

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“The Picture Window” wins first place in North Carolina

Just got word that my play THE PICTURE WINDOW won first play at the recent festival of ten-minute plays held by The Storefront Theatre in Waxhaw, North Carolina. The judging was done by a panel of judges.

That was the fourth time the script was on stage:

An old woman’s front window is shattered by a baseball. For her, it’s time to go get the instructions her late husband left her. There’s something special waiting for the kid who could hit a baseball that far. A poignant story about old age and regrets – and baseball. Cast: Three – one male two females.
* Produced at North Park Playwright’s Festival, San Diego, California, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016.
* Staged reading at Readers Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles, California, January 25, 2017.
* Produced at Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Lewisburg, West Virginia, Feb. 2-4, 2017.
* Staged reading at Storefront Theatre, Waxhaw, North Carolina, March 4-5, 2017.

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Photos from “Nursery Crimes” in Utah

EskDale High School in Millard County, Utah produced my one-act NURSERY CRIMES on March 10, 2016 and Brandi Ericksmoen Roberts has these awesome photos.

Investigating the crimes in the nursery rhymes.

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater.

If that’s not the most awesome Humpty Dumpty in the world, I don’t know what is.

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Staged reading of “Virginia’s Real” in Virginia

The cast. Director Kerry Plank is second from the left. Brigid DePalma (center, in purple) played the title role.

Eleven years after it was first produced, my play VIRGINIA’S REAL came back to life with a staged reading at Attic Productions in Fincastle, Virginia on March 4, 2017.

A Southern family is divided over what to do with the family farm when the patriarch retires. The drama focuses on the farmer’s youngest daughter, a waitress and single mom named Virginia, who is eager to subdivide the farm as a way to make her fortune. Her goal is complicated by the prospect
of a new highway going through the neighborhood – and the discovery of Civil War artifacts on the site. The story deals with a variety of universal themes, but also many topical references, from urbanization of rural areas, the preservation of historical sites, and NASCAR. Cast : 11 – 4 adult females, 3 adult males, 4 female children (two teens, two pre-teens), and one off-stage voice which can be either male or female. Set requirements: Minimal, although at various points you’ll need to create some aspects of a
kitchen and a diner.
• Finalist, Shenandoah International Playwrights, Staunton, Va., 2004.
* Produced by Cobb Playhouse, Acworth, Ga., July 2006.
* Staged reading at Attic Productions, Fincastle, Va, March 2017.

Below are two rehearsal photos:
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