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Photos from “Chef Pierre Does Not Do Simple” in New Jersey

My 10-minute play CHEF PIERRE DOES NOT DO SIMPLE was produced April 21-22 at Dover Little Theatre in Dover, New Jersey. Here are some photos.

Larry Pelham as Chef Pierre

Larry Pelham as Chef Pierre

Stephanie Knerr as TV Producer and Larry Pelham as Chef Pierre

Stephanie Knerr as TV Producer and Larry Pelham as Chef Pierre

This was the second production of that script. Here are some photos from the 2009 production at Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, New York.

So far in 2016:

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Artistic director: ‘You are quite a talent!’

I recently received a very flattering rejection letter from an artistic director in a major U.S. city (major enough to have the quadfecta of sports teams in the MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL). Technically, it wasn’t a rejection letter. I’d received that earlier in the day from someone else at the theatre. But then, quite unexpectedly, I got this from the artistic director:

“You recently submitted a number of plays to our festival and I had the pleasure of reading some of them. I really enjoy your work. To be honest, each time I’d open up a play and see your name attached to it, I’d get excited. You are quite a talent! Although I won’t be directing anything for this year’s festival, I wanted you to know that if I had, I would’ve chosen your play Olga. It’s a great piece.”

The director went on to ask if she could share the script with a friend. Naturally, I said yes!

OLGA is a 10-minute play based on Olga Romanova, a civilian who came in off the street during the 2002 Moscow theatre siege — and wound up becoming the first victim. It had a staged reading in December in New York. That script is a spin-off from my full-length script about the Moscow theatre siege, 57 HOURS IN THE HOUSE OF CULTURE. More on that show here.

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Lake Players to produce one of my ten-minute plays March 28

The Lake Players — at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia — will include my script “God and the Devil Meet for a Business Lunch” in a night of ten-minute shows on March 28.

The director sends this word: “We had our first read thru on Monday and it got big laughs all around.”

God and the devil meet in an out-of-the-way lunch spot to discuss a business proposition: The devil thinks the Almighty should reimburse him for punishing the wicked. Comes in two versions, one 5 minutes, one 10 minutes. Cast: Three — 2 males, 1 female. Running time: Five minutes or ten minutes.

Here’s the audio from when Falcon Radio Theatre in Seattle produced this as a radio play in 2013, and video from when a troupe in Sacramento produced it in 2005.



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“This Town Ain’t Big Enough For the Both Of Us” at Lakeshore Players, Minnesota

An ordinary western. Or not.

What starts out as a comic western gunfight scene turns into . . . well, two gunslingers trying to match each other on how to make the town bigger. One pushes residential development, the other commercial development.

That’s “This Town Ain’t Big Enough For the Both Of Us,” which was produced by the Lakeshore Players in White Bear Lake, Minnesota as part of the group’s annual festival of 10-minute players. (Mine weighs in at about six or so.)

This was produced June 4-7, 2009.

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