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At least eight productions this fall, including one in India

The flag of India. I'm about to have my first production there.

The flag of India. I’m about to have my first production there.

I have at least eight productions this fall, including my first in India!

I say “at least eight” because some of my publishers don’t report productions until after they’ve happened, so it’s likely that number is higher.

But here are the ones I do know about, which are happening in six different states and the forementioned Republic of India!

* The one-act “The Fruitcake,” a Christmas show, remains my most frequently-produced script. It’s published by Brooklyn Publishers these four productions will take me up to the 40th production mark:

— Patrick Henry Academy, Estill, South Carolina, Oct. 29
— McCool Schools, McCool Junction, Nebraska, Nov. 1
— New Underwood School District, New Underwood, South Dakota, Nov. 23
— Mitchell High School, Mitchell, Nebraska, Nov. 26.

* The one-act “Hit the Books” continues to climb up the charts. It’s published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals and these two productions will be the 13th and 14th of this script:

— Milestone Public School, Milestone, Montana, Nov. 23
— Catholic Central High School, Burlington, Wisconsin, Dec. 14

* The hour-long one-act “Macbeth Goes Hollywood” is my second most-production script. It’s also published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals and this production will be the 26th production — and my first in India.

— Pathways School Gurgaon, Gurgaon, India, Nov. 16. (This is on the outskirts of New Delhi.)

That won’t be my first production in Asia, though. Earlier this year, a group in Singapore produced another of my one-acts, “Mac and Beth.” It also was a Shakespeare spoof, perhaps underscoring how much Shakespeare is a universal language.

On another note, I’m struck again by how many productions I get in the Upper Midwest.

Finally, as previously noted, one of my full-length scripts is scheduled for production in December in Oregon — “On the 13th Day of Christmas” at Santiam High School in Mill City, Oregon. That will be the first production of that script, but will be the sixth full-length script I’ve had produced.

Note that all these one-acts have been published, so royalties are involved. But impoverished directors take note, I have many more scripts that are unpublished and I allow those to be produced royalty-free. Here’s why.

F0r more on these and all my other scripts, see the scripts category.

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One-acts scheduled for productions in Maryland and Singapore

The spring high school play season is soon here, and I have at least two scripts scheduled for production:

* “Hit the Books,” by Walkersville High School, in Walkersville, Maryland, in April.

” Mac and Beth,” by inwardBOUND, in Singapore, also in April.

“Hit the Books” is published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals. This will be the 10th production. It’s about a high school girl who tries to study by hitting herself in the head with a book. More or less.

“Mac and Beth” is a riff on “Macbeth,” this time with two ne’er-do-well bank robbers. It’s published by Brooklyn Publishers; this will be the second full production; there was a previous staged reading at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va.

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“Macbeth Goes Hollywood” to be produced on Halloween in Chicago ‘burbs

A school in Steger, Illinois (southern Chicago suburbs) will produce my one-hour one-act “Macbeth Goes Hollywood” on Halloween (October 31, 2012). It will be the 24th production of that script, which is published by Eldridge Plays & Musicals.

I’m not quite sure which school; the info from the publisher simply says “School District 194” so I’ll have to investigate.

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“The Tragic and Gruesome Death of Captain Alexander Fairweather, African Explorer”

Mike Allen as Captain Alexander Fairweather

A dark five-minute piece about why lies are dangerous. The men in a 19th century British expedition into the African jungle stage a mutiny against their captain, and hit upon an ingenious way to keep their stories straight. They have him squeezed to death by a boa constrictor. That way they can say none of them lifted a hand against him.

“The Tragic and Gruesome Death of Captain Alexander Fairweather, African Explorer” was performed at No Shame Theatre in Roanoke, Va. on September 18, 2009.

The idea behind this led to my full-length script, “Fairweather Friends,” which has since been published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals.

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“The Women of Deep Space Pay a Visit to Earth and Don’t Like What They See”

The cast members painted themselves green. That’s me at right.

The cast members of “The Women of Deep Space Pay a Visit to Earth and Don’t Like What They See” went above and beyond the call of duty for this staged reading at No Shame Theatre in Roanoke, Va. in May 2005.

They painted themselves green!

The script has since been published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals in the collection “24/7.”

No Shame Theatre is a weekly late-night, open mic event for theatre types. There are branches all over the country; I’m a regular at one in Roanoke, Virginia.

The Women of Deep Space.

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