Plays & Musicals
How The Westons Won
Two young teenagers, left with their uncle on the lonely ranch on the outskirts of Tucson, accidentally bring a Wild West toy diorama to life with Buffalo Bill, General George Custer, Geronimo, Calamity Jane, and a young Indian squaw.
A game of Cowboys and Indians turns into a mix of comedy and drama as the family learns from characters of the past to deal with present problems so they can have a future together. www.HowTheWestonsWon.com.
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz
Set to the rhythms of early 20th century music, F. Scott Fitzgerald's comic novella is told through the eyes of young foreign woman, today, seeking to immigrate to the U.S. With Fitzgerald's deliberate satire involving impossibly wealthy Americans and the author's cavalier treatment of race issues, the story takes on added comic satire and an edgy, engrossing perspective.
A tru-ish musical comedy about Elmer McCurdy, "The Bandit That Wouldn't Give Up." Born out of wedlock, shuttled among relatives and left to drift across America without an education, Elmer follows an unseemly path which includes a heist that the newspapers called “one of the smallest in the history of train robbery.” Yet, his small-time exploits unexpectedly catapult him into a larger-than-life role in carnivals, movies, amusement parks and “The Six Million Dollar Man.” www.DumbLuckMusical.com.
One Way Ticket
It's 1938 and a small group of noted Americans from industrialists to a Nobel Prize winner are invited on the inaugural run of a non-stop, private luxury train from Chicago to Detroit. Two passengers quickly meet an untimely demise and the tension mounts as the survivors realize that death may be lurking in their compartment. Could one of them be the killer? www.OneWayTicketMusical.com
Zombie Wedding: A Musical Zomedy
"My Best Friend's wedding with a romantic Zombie twist. It sold out in its run at the Gorleston Pavillion in England, following its success as one of the top picks of the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival. In 2016, reworked show with a non-Equity cast during a two-week workshop aiming for an off-Broadway run. http://www.ZombieWedding.co.uk
Shadows of Pompeii
A young female painter seeks to express her artistry despite restrictions of the Roman Empire, while disaster looms from Mt. Vesuvius. It's a compelling story of passion that echoes modern times. Public workshop production in collaboration with 42nd Street Moon, San Francisco, April 2009. 3F, 4M. 90 minutes not including intermission.
Fountain of Youth
After an unwitting sip from the Fountain of Youth, two Florida retirees suddenly become young and gorgeous...with grown grandchildren, elderly neighbors and decades of shared history. Follow these unlikely heroes on a comic journey through fresh temptations, unexpected opportunities and hard choices—plus interference from a lovestruck sprite. It's a refreshing take on what it means to be young, old, or both. Public workshop production in San Jose, CA, February 2009. 4F, 4M. 120 minutes not including intermission.
A Union of San Franciscans
A free-spirited daughter of liberal Haight household falls in love with a Marin County yoga instructor, whose parents are politically correct liberals. When the two families meet for dinner, the evening turns into a comic melee of mixed-up intentions, vegan uprisings and missing geckos. Phoenix Theatre, July-August 2006. 4F, 6M. 120 minutes not including intermission.
Any Given Sunday
At an open house, two couples meet realize they are looking for something, other than renting an apartment. Part of evening of one act plays, "Fire Plays", January 2005.