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Poster from “Virginia’s Real” at Cobb County Playhouse

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I’m not sure how I overlooked this earlier, but this was the poster for my full-length script “Virginia’s Real,” which played at the Cobb County Playhouse in suburban Atlanta in 2006.

VIRGINIA’S REAL
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.

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Poster and cast photos from “The Ballad of Alejandro Lopez” in New York

Poster for my show in New York.

Poster for my show in New York.

The Barefoot Theatre Company in New York will hold a staged reading of my full-length script “The Ballad of Alejandro Lopez” on Monday, June 17 at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Manhattan.

Here’s a poster, and the cast.

Tickets are free, but you have to email barefootrsvp@aol.com to get on the list. Other details here.

The cast of "The Ballad of Alejandro Lopez."

The cast of “The Ballad of Alejandro Lopez.”

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Photos from second rehearsal for staged reading of “Klaus”

Most staged readings only get a few hours rehearsal. For Sunday night’s reading of “Klaus,” my darkly comic show about the origin of Santa Claus, the Hollins Playwright’s Lab has arranged for four days worth of rehearsal — and brought in Chicago director Cheryl Snodgrass to helm the proceedings.

Here are some photos from Friday night’s second rehearsal, on the June M. McBroom Theatre stage at Community High School in Roanoke, Va.:

The show has a strong science fiction element to it. Here, Mary the landlady (Martha Boswell) stares up to discover all her cutlery is stuck to the ceiling. Professor Klaus (Brian O'Sullivan) is overjoyed at the success of his experiment with magnetism.

The show has a strong science fiction element to it. Here, Mary the landlady (Martha Boswell) stares up to discover all her cutlery is stuck to the ceiling. Professor Klaus (Brian O’Sullivan) is overjoyed at the success of his experiment with magnetism.

"Klaus" is heavy on special effects, which are hard to do in a staged reading. So stage manager Melissa Kennedy will be onstage handling many of the sound effects, much like the narrator in a radio play.

“Klaus” is heavy on special effects, which are hard to do in a staged reading. So stage manager Melissa Kennedy will be onstage handling many of the sound effects, much like the narrator in a radio play.

Professor Klaus (Brian O'Sullivan) ventures out into the audience to deliver toys to children. Well, you'll have to imagine the toys. But he's made them himself in his workshop.

Professor Klaus (Brian O’Sullivan) ventures out into the audience to deliver toys to children. Well, you’ll have to imagine the toys. But he’s made them himself in his workshop.

Here's another special effect you'll have to imagine. Will Coleman, playing a college student in the 1700s, carries a torch in the climactic scene. That's one of his fellow classmates, played by Kevin McAlexander, at left.

Here’s another special effect you’ll have to imagine. Will Coleman, playing a college student in the 1700s, carries a torch in the climactic scene. That’s one of his fellow classmates, played by Kevin McAlexander, at left, and stage manager Melissa Kennedy in the background.

Director Cheryl Snodgrass.

Director Cheryl Snodgrass.

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