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F. SCOTT FITZGERALD'S "THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ"
In this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's eponymous short story, John Unger, a studious and innocent young man, has been invited by fellow prep school student Percy Washington to summer at his family’s opulent estate hidden in the Montana mountains. John readily accepts. There he meets Percy’s parents, sister Jasmine, and sister Kismine – with whom he quickly falls in love. But as he and Kismine begin to make plans for the future, John discovers the source of the family’s wealth is a secret many have died for. Will he survive the summer?
THE TURNING OF GERTRUDE LODGE
ADAPTED FROM THOMAS HARDY'S
"THE WITHERED ARM"
Part moral tale, part supernatural story, Thomas Hardy’s Victorian tale follows Gertrude Lodge, a young wife, who marries a rich countryside farmer. Shortly after arriving at Wessex, she is befriended by Rhoda Brook, the farmer’s scorned ex-lover and mother of his illegitimate son. Not knowing her own power, when the new wife appears in Rhoda’s dream, Rhoda puts a curse on her arm, disfiguring the beautiful young Gertrude. As her arm begins to wither, Gertrude realizes she is in a world whose power she does not know. Will Gertrude be able to restore her arm and save herself?
When a circus owner asks for a fortune teller’s help with catching a thief,
can magic protect the accused?
Part of NJ Rep's Theatre Brut 2018
"When the Circus Comes to Town"
THE SEXY INDIANS DUMP THE TEA
When two co-eds getting dressed for a college party realize it's the eponymous Boston Tea Party, will they overcome their political apathy to go?
Published by Original Works Publishing
A GRAVEYARD WHERE DEAD
AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS GO
An Unknown Playwright wakes up in a graveyard with American playwriting giants Arthur Miller, Wendy Wasserstein, and August Wilson. In order to get this “insult playwright” to leave them alone, the residents agree to help him get his ten minute play published posthumously. They slip in a few lessons about making it as a playwright in America.
A Graveyard Where Dead American Playwrights Go is published by Heuer Publishing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
JULIA WALKS ON STILTS
This stilt walker in The Lion King was in the trunk during JFK's assassination. In a solo performance piece presented ten minutes before the Broadway musical starts, she peels away layer after layer of defenses to reveal her connection to celebrity death, her love of Andy Dick, her attraction to stilt walking, and, as honestly as possible, her troubled relationship with her father.
10-Minutes, 1 Woman, Serio-comic
Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival
Published by Heuer Publishing
SHAKESPEARE GETS AN M.F.A.
William Shakespeare finds himself in a graduate playwriting program where his thesis advisor forces him to rewrite Romeo and Juliet until it is all but unrecognizable.
(Shakespeare Gets an M.F.A. was secretly workshopped after-hours at Boston Playwrights' Theatre as part of the Boston University MFA Playwriting Program.)
10-Minutes, 2 Men, Comedy
Published by Heuer Publishing
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