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An Ordinary Family

by on Oct.03, 2011, under Film/TV, The Sixth Boro

Troy Schremmer (left) in An Ordinary Family

Thrilled that Mike Akel’s latest terrific feature film An Ordinary Family will be screening in the Philadelphia Film Festival on 10/22 and 10/26. How do I know it’s terrific? Because his previous film Chalk was terrific and also featured the incredible Janelle Schremmer and Troy Schremmer (themselves no ordinary family), both of whom also are major characters in this newest film.

Jonny Schremmer (right) in Tesla's Letters

Janelle would be Jonny Schremmer who rocked the regional premiere of my play Tesla’s Letters as Daisy Archer in 2001 (after its New York debut the previous year where Daisy was originated by Keira Naughton)…

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Jonny Schremmer (left) in Medicine, Man

and the world premiere of my followup play Medicine, Man as Dr. Sue Morrison in 2003…

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Jonny Schremmer (front and center) in High Tea

as well as in my short play “High Tea” in 2006.

 

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Go, T&J.  See you in Philly.

 

 

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Medicine, Man Now on Kindle, Too

by on Oct.20, 2010, under Theatre

“Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.”
~Clarence Darrow

As with Tesla’s Letters, I’m happy to report that Medicine, Man is now available on Kindle and that a free excerpt is also available via the new Kindle web browser app which lets you buy and read Kindle books without needing to own a real Kindle.  Great idea from amazon.  An excerpt of the play was also published in the ep;phany literary journal in 2003, which you can also read for free.

A word to the wise  — do not buy a hard copy of this script on amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com from the scammers trying to resell it for tens or hundreds of dollars.  Be sure you’re buying a hard copy directly from barnesandnoble.com for $6.75, or the Kindle version for $7.13, or a hard copy directly from amazon.com for $7.50,  or the amazon.co.uk Kindle version for a similar amount in Euros.

In case you’re not familiar with the play, after the success of the Mill Mountain Theatre’s regional premiere of Tesla’s Letters in my hometown of Roanoke, Virginia in 2001 (after its world premiere Off Broadway in 1999), artistic director Jere Lee Hodgin asked me what I was working on next.  I shared with him a two- (continue reading…)

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