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“Deanna Dupes the Devil” set for staged reading at Studio Roanoke March 24

Chris Shepard — who produces the “Big Idea” show at Studio Roanoke — asked me to put on a staged reading of a one-act for the March production.

I’ve picked “Deanna Dupes the Devil,” a light comedy about a woman who outwits Satan himself.

Here’s the poster.

The show is March 24, 8 p.m.


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“Curiosity Killed the Cat” at Attic Productions, Fincastle, Va.

Spoiler alert: Yes, Curiosity really did kill the cat.

Attic Productions, the community theatre in Botetourt County, Virginia, presents an annual youth show. In March 2011, it consisted of two one-acts, one of which was my detective comedy (and play on words) “Curiosity Killed the Cat.”

Of note: Our congressman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County, heard about my work and came to see the show, along with his wife, Maryellen.

Here are some rehearsal photos from the show. You can find more here and here. Read the rest of this entry »

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“The Rules Are The Rules Are The Rules” in England

The passenger remains out of it for almost all of the show. Flight attendants struggle to move him to first class.

I once met a flight attendant who told me about some of the more unusual airline rules. One of them is that if a passenger dies en route, the flight attendants are required to keep trying to revive the victim until the plane lands — even if it’s clear the passenger is dead. The reason is to avoid liability and be able to say “we did all we could.”

That led to my one-act comedy “The Rules Are The Rules Are The Rules,” in which a passenger appears to die during a trans-oceanic flight. Key word: Appears. He’s really just passed out, much to the surprise of the flight attendants involved.

The Castle Players near Poole, England produced this in February 2011. They also sent me a video, and it was quite a hoot. These photos give an idea of the hilarity: Read the rest of this entry »

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