Posts Tagged Southern comedies

‘Rhonda’s High-Class Roadkill Chili’ is published

I’ve now had my third full-length script published (I’ve lost track of how many one-acts have been published; I generally just say a dozen). RHONDA’S HIGH-CLASS ROADKILL CHILI has been published by Norman Maine / Big Dog Plays. The script previously had a staged reading at Showtimers in January 2016; photos here.

My other published full-lengths are FAIRWEATHER FRIENDS BY Eldridge Plays and Musicals and THE HURLEYBURG TWIRLING SOCIETY by Rebel Belle Publishing.

The cover.

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“The Armadillo Queen” to have staged reading in Virginia

The show poster.

The show poster.

Renaissance Theatre in Lynchburg is holding a staged reading of my full-length script THE ARMADILLO QUEEN on June 25 as a fund-raiser. Admission is free but there’s a cash bar and concessions for sale.

A high school girl from the city is forced to move to rural Texas for her senior year. She hopes to keep her head down and tough it out; instead, she’s drafted to be the school mascot — the Armadillo Queen — for a team that’s never won a game and suffers under a curse that if it doesn’t win this year, the town will dry up and blow away. Comedy ensues. Cast: Seven — five females (one teen, four adults), two males (one teen, one adult.)

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Poster from “Virginia’s Real” at Cobb County Playhouse


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.

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