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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.
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.
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 »