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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list. Other details here.
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.: