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 Posted: Wed Apr 27th, 2011 03:38 am
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darkeithlofton elaborated on this in the After-Live thread and I thought it was interesting. Just say what the setting of your first play is.

(I'm interested to see how many diners and bars we come up with...)


But anyhow, to start off; my first full-length play, GO WITH IT, mainly takes place...yes...on a stage. The stage in a high school auditorium, to be exact. This turned out to be a good thing because, by some incredible stroke of luck the play gets produced, 3/4ths of it is barely going to need a set.

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Extreme Unction - The Sublime Comedy

Takes place in a kind of pergatory that more resembles a 19th century Salon.

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First short piece THE ELEVATOR took place inside an elevator on the way to a doctor's office.

First full-length play AUNT WING'S THINGS was located in the home of a recently deceased older woman.

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Mine first was a one-act set in the lobby of a run-down Roman Catholic Retirement Residence that once had been a very fine hotel.


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Umm . . . mine took place in the minds of the citizens in a town called Willow Grove. It was sort of a mixture of Under Milkwood and Spoon River Anthology. It had 77 monologues, poems and songs. It was no doubt way too long. It no longer exists, as far as I know. This was written in the age of carbon paper. It was titled Whispers of Willow Grove.

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Love the title, Edd!!!

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Thank you, Paddy. Wish I still had a copy of the play. A friend of mine once said you have to sacrifice the first pancake. What? While you're making the rest of the pancakes, you need to keep them warm in the oven. The one on the bottom, the first pancake, burns and dries under the pancakes above. We all have a sacrificial pancake that keeps all those to follow fresh. Silly, I know. But it's my way of thinking of that play, which I'll never have again, and smile.

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Maybe it's somewhere. Maybe someone has a copy. Maybe it's in a binder of poetry somewhere.

As for the pancake metaphor....men are kind of like that stack of pancakes...the one on the bottom gets burned.

Smile.

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I'm so used to facebook, Paddy. I keep looking for the "like" button.

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THE TWISTED ROAD TO NOWHERE

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Various locations in a small town in the Western Cascades during the Depression: general store, living room, kitchen, bedroom, the bank of the river, graveyard, and the county jail.

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The Fairy Tale

In the woods where the Damsel is captive, and the Prince's house.

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Hard to remember which short play I wrote first. My first full length play takes place in a drug store.

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Mansion on an island.

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My first play was called "The Principle of Butter Churns". It was, I realize now, the most awkward length possible—about an hour and a quarter. Fortunately, it was written for a class, so no one cared. Anyhow, it took place in a swank law firm that was supposed to be in Chicago but bore little resemblance to any real city called Chicago.

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Pre-Post-Eros
The Time is around now
The action takes place in a couple of booths in a "Dennies-esque" diner

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