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“The Beautiful Ogre and Other Fairy Tales” gets a second production in Maryland

My 10-minute script THE BEAUTIFUL OGRE AND OTHER FAIRY TALES will be produced twice this summer — at two different theatres in Maryland.

Earlier, it had been accepted by Open Space Arts in Reisterstown, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore suburbs, for a production August.

Now I get word its been accepted into the Short Attention Span Theatre 2016 event at The Garfield Center for the Arts in Chestertown, Maryland. Those shows will be June 24-26, July 1-3, and July 8-10 (Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm).

These will be the seventh and eighth productions of that script.

A father reads his daughter a fairy tale as a bedtime story — which the characters begin to act out. The girl doesn’t like how the story is going — no strong female role models, for instance — so she changes it all around. This is the result. Cast: Five — three males, two females. Running time: Eight minutes.
* Produced by the Paw Paw Village Players, Paw Paw, Michigan, Feb. 15-16, 22-23, 2008.
* Produced by Youth Education on Stage Summer Shorts, Williston, North Dakota, June 24-26, 2008.
* Produced by Subversive Theatre, Buffalo, N.Y., various nights between May 2-17, 2009.
* Produced by Play’n’Well Players, Plainview, Michigan, last weekend of May 2009.
* Produced by Jeonju Players, Jeonju, South Korea, December 2014
* Produced as script-in-hand reading as radio play before a live audience, Hoosier Hometown Live, Mitchell, Indiana, Feb. 5, 2016.

* Scheduled to be produced by Garfield Center for the Arts, Chestertown, Maryland, June-July 2016.
* Scheduled to be produced by Open Space Arts, Reistertown, Maryland, August 2016.

Interestingly, three of my pieces were recommended by the play selection committee — which apparently submits a lit of accepted scripts for directors to choose from. Alas, THE PICTURE WINDOW and SOMEWHERE TONIGHT, THE WASHINGTON SENATORS LAST GAME PLAYS ON didn’t get picked, but at least they made the first cut.

So far in 2016:

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