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 Posted: Wed Jan 27th, 2010 05:06 am
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Sam Stone
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We began 2010 with a new name, changing from "The Lost Playwrights of Western North Carolina" to "Mountain Stage Co."

On Saturday evening, January 23rd, we opened to a croud of 50, in a cabaret setting, rivaling our largest audience (last July, in the height of the season) of 55.  With a full dining room of patrons and several new actors, we had a delightful evening of 7 staged readings, one fully-rehearsed monologue and a wonderful presentation of the "Drunk Porter" scene from Macbeth.

I've received more than 100 plays since my info was posted by the DG e-newsletter.

Please feel encourage to forward short (5-15 minute) plays to me at ratsss@juno.com... respects and best wishes to all... Sam

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One of my 'quickie' plays, "The God Call" was among the group featured. It was my first play-ette produced as a reading and Sam is a delight to deal with professionally.

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I second that about Sam. Some ADs say they'll send a poster, program, etc. -- Sam actually does it!

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If you folks keep saying kind things about me I'll have to begin acting almost human.  At least my wife keeps me reminded of all the improvements I need.

Following our February performance, our venue of 18 months closed... but we open again on May 8th at a new location which, for the first time ever, won't have a huge amount of ambient noise requiring our actors to raise their voice above acceptable levels.

Thanks for all the kind words... being as I'm unpaid, that's what I live for.

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You deserve the praise, Sam. You are a nice person.

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So Sam,

Where are you playing at now?

By the way , you deserve the praise. 

I sent "Crossroads" on to Virginia, haven't heard anything.

I'm going to forward on a small piece to you.  See if you like it.

 

I can smell the wind thru the spring pines.

 

Best to you.

Michael Moon

 

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Okay, Sam, just so you don't get a big head, I am going to issue you this challenge:

Be even nicer!

I think what you are doing is terrific. I have done a little of what you are doing- though informally - in Chicago.

One of the young actors I had do an informal reading for me of a play written by one of our Forum member's is now opening as the lead character in a new Broadway show! I am so happy for him. He is just a little something more than wonderful! Talk about coming in "prepared" to do a "reading!" WOW! He is the type of actor who separates the professionals from the amateurs!

Anything that gives exposure to playwrights and actors is a plus on the Universal Goodness Charts.

You never know where the talent will come from.

Keep doing what you are doing. But, Sam...as I say, just be nicer!

best,

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