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Productions coming up in Indiana and Minnesota

The poster for Hoosier Hometown Live.

The poster for Hoosier Hometown Live.

I have three short scripts being produced in February — two in Indiana and one in Minnesota.

“Hoosier Hometown Live” is a radio show based in Mitchell, Indiana. On February 5, the show will include two of my 10-minute plays — performed script-in-hand before a live audience at the Mitchell Opera House, and also broadcast over WBIW-AM.

The two scripts are THE BEAUTIFUL OGRE AND OTHER FAIRY TALES and CHICAGO DREAM. The former has been produced five times; the latter has never been on stage in any form.

UPDATE: The show ran long and dropped the last four pieces, one of which was CHICAGO DREAM.

Meanwhile, in Mankato, Minnesota, my one-minute script JIMMY’S PLAN FOR WORLD DOMINATION will be part of an open-mic theatre performance at the Curiosi-Tea House on Feb. 12. That production came through Elaine Hardwick, who last summer produced my ten-minute play THE SKY IS FALLING in Mankato.

Details and such below:

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Three scripts produced on Viking Radio Theatre

In early 2013, Falcon Radio Theatre at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle (duh!) produced a bunch of my scripts as radio plays. You can find the audio versions of those in the “radio plays” section.

One of the students involved with that project moved on to Western Washington University, where he is now working with Viking Radio Theatre — and me!

This spring, three of my scripts were done as radio plays.

Episode One above features “God and the Devil Meet for a Business Lunch” and
“Somewhere Tonight, the Washington Senators Last Game Still Plays On.” Both run about ten minutes.

Episode Three, below, has the one-act “Occupations.”

OTHER PRODUCTIONS OF THESE SCRIPTS:
* “God and the Devil Meet for a Business Lunch” — radio play by Falcon Radio Theatre in Seattle, video by Homespun Productions in Sacramento and an old-fashioned staged-reading at the Lake Players in Virginia.

* “Somewhere Tonight, the Last Washington Senators’ Game Plays On” — radio play by Falcon Radio Theatre in Seattle.

* “Occupations” — radio play by Falcon Radio Theatre in Seattle.

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Audio: Seven of my pieces on Falcon Radio Theatre

Falcon Radio Theatre at Seattle Pacific University ended its run on May 21, 2013 with a grand finale that included seven of my pieces.

Specifically:

* “The Liberal Arts Pirates”
* “Occupations”
* “Zucchini Are Planning to Take Over the World”
* “God and the Devil Meet for a Business Lunch”
* “If Cats Had Lawyers”
* “Damsel Not in Distress”
* “Somewhere Tonight the Last Washington Senators Game Still Plays On.”

“Occupations” is a one-act; “God and the Devil” and the “Washington Senators” are ten-minute scripts; the rest weigh in at about five minutes.

The audio has just now gone online, and here it is.

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Audio of “Catch of the Day” on Falcon Radio Theatre

The radio station at Seattle Pacific University produced my one-act “Catch of the Day” as a radio play on April 23, 2013.

The audio is just now becoming available.

On that same show, Falcon Radio Theatre also produced one of my five-minute scripts, “Zucchini Are Planning to Take Over the World.”

CATCH OF THE DAY
A nervous mother is preparing to entertain her daughter and the daughter’s new boyfriend. She’s eager for the match to succeed. She’s instructed her husband to pick up some fish on the way home for dinner; he mistakenly acquires a fugu, a type of fish prized as a delicacy in Japan — but which is also highly poisonous, if improperly prepared. Naturally, the woman succeeds in poisoning the daughter and her boyfriend — sending them into a trance. Comedy ensues, while the pair are frozen in position through part of the play. Cast: Two males, two females. Running time: 30 minutes.

Here’s a list of audio to some of the other pieces I had on Falcon Radio Theatre:

* “The Angel of Brooklyn” (one-act)
* “Lucy” (one-act)

* “God and the Devil Meet for a Business Lunch” (ten-minute script)
* “Somewhere Tonight, the Washington Senators’ Last Game Plays On” (ten-minute script)

* “Cat and Dog” (five-minute script)
* “If Cats Had Lawyers” (five-minute script)
* “The Last Day of School” (five-minute script)
* “The Liberal Arts Pirates” (five-minute script)
* “The Secret Lives of Goldfish: Breakout!” (five-minute script)
* “The Secret Lives of Goldfish: Pirates!” (five minute script)
* “The Viking Funeral of Harold Olafson” (five-minute script)

Falcon Radio Theatre also did my one-act, “Occupations,” but there doesn’t seem to be audio available of it.

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Audio of “The Last Day of School”

The radio station at Seattle Pacific University produced my short piece “The Last Day of School” as a radio play on April 23, 2013.

The audio is just now becoming available.

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Audio of “If Cats Had Lawyers” on Falcon Radio Theatre

The radio station at Seattle Pacific University produced my short piece “If Cats Had Lawyers” as a radio play on April 9, 2013.

The audio is just now becoming available.

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Audio of “Cat and Dog” on Falcon Radio Theatre

The radio station at Seattle Pacific University produced my short piece “Cat and Dog” as a radio play on April 2, 2013.

The audio is just now becoming available.

Here’s video of the same script being done in a competition in Arkansas.

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Audio of “The Secret Lives of Goldfish: The Breakout”

he radio station at Seattle Pacific University produced my short script “The Secret Lives of Goldfish: The Breakout” as a radio play on Falcon Radio Theatre in January 2013.

The audio is just now becoming available.

It’s part of a series of short goldfish scripts. Here’s one that was also turned into a short film.

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Audio of “God and the Devil Meet for a Business Lunch”

The radio station at Seattle Pacific University produced my ten-minute script “God and the Devil Meet for a Business Lunch” as a radio play on Falcon Radio Theatre in January 2013.

The audio is just now becoming available.

GOD AND THE DEVIL MEET FOR A BUSINESS LUNCH
God and the devil meet in an out-of-the-way lunch spot to discuss a
business proposition: The devil thinks the Almighty should reimburse him for
punishing the wicked. Comes in two versions, one 5 minutes, one 10
minutes. Cast: Three — 2 males, 1 female. Running time: Five
minutes or ten minutes.
* Five-minute version performed at No Shame Theatre, Roanoke, Va., August 2004 and October 2004 as part of The Best of No Shame.
* Produced by Homespun Productions, broadcast on Channel 18, Sacramento, California, October 2005. (You can find that video here.)
* Classroom presentation, Averett College, Danville, Va., Dec. 3, 2007.

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Audio of “The Angel of Brooklyn” on Falcon Radio Theatre


The radio station at Seattle Pacific University produced my one-act “The Angel of Brooklyn” in January as part of its Falcon Radio Theatre program.

The audio is just now becoming available. Here it is.

THE ANGEL OF BROOKLYN
When Bud was a boy, he was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. When the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, he vowed to God that he would never again be a baseball fan. Now in retirement, Bud still nurses resentment; but an angel arrives to free him from his vow. Cast: Two or three, depending on which ending you choose. Either one male, one female or one male, two females. Running time: 25 minutes.
* Produced by Hovey Players, Summer Arts Festival, Waltham, Mass., July 2005.
* Staged reading at Studio Roanoke, Roanoke, Va., April 2009.
* Produced as a radio play by Falcon Radio Theatre, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington, January 17, 2013.

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