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Q&A for my show at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre

My ten-minute play THE PICTURE WINDOW is included in this year’s new works festival at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, West Virginia Feb. 2-4.

Here’s a Q&A with me and some of the other playwrights.

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“The Christmas Goat” will have staged reading in West Virginia

My 10-minute script THE CHRISTMAS GOAT is one of the scripts selected for a December festival in Huntington, West Virginia, through the Arts Resources for the Tri-State group.

I’m awaiting word on the actual date. UPDATE: Dec. 5, at 2 pm.

Here’s a description — which reflects my predilection for a) talking animals and b) especially goats.

A goat wants to be part of Christmas. Dark comedy ensues. Cast of five: One female, four non-gender. Running time: Ten minutes.

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“Follow The Money: A Modern Day Fairy Tale” to be produced in West Virginia in June

A few weeks ago, I departed from my usual rule, which is to never pay to enter a contest.

However, I had a script which I thought was a sure winner for the New Voices Play Festival, an annual new works contest put on by the Old Opera House Theatre in Charles Town, West Virginia.

That script was “The Ring,” a sad little one-act about an elderly woman who breaks into the home of another elderly woman to steal her state championship ring, won many years back in a high school basketball game.

I was also motivated by the fact that a few years ago, I had a staged reading in the same festival of my one-act, “Larry’s New Guardian Angel.” Also, it’s the town where my maternal grandparents once lived, and now are buried.

The rules allowed for two submissions, so I also packed off “Follow the Money: A Modern Day Fairy Tale,” a cute little take on where the tooth fairy’s money comes from. That’s a script I’ve also been proud of, and entered elsewhere, but to no avail.

This week, I was informed that . . . low, “Follow the Money” had been accepted and will be one of four scripts produced June 21-23, with the audience voting on their favorites.

You can find details here.

Here’s my official synopsis:

A precocious youth attempts to find the secret to the tooth fairy — by kidnapping her. Where do all those teeth come from? And the money? Cast: Six — two female, four male. Running time: Fifteen minutes.

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