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JESSE AND GRACE: A BEST FRIENDS STORY

 

Utah Valley University professor Liz Golden plays “Grace” in a ZOOM reading of the two-hander script, “Jesse and Grace: A Best Friends Story”

Co-authored by David L. Harrison, this two-hander version of the award-winning play published by Dramatic Publishing Company is perfect for on-line and radio presentations.  One male, one female, of any age.  Jesse and Grace are 4th graders who have been Best Friends Forever.  Then Grace writes a poem for Jesse’s birthday, classmates start teasing them about being boyfriend and girlfriend, Jesse throws the poem away — and it’s a long journey back to realizing “A best friend is the very best friend of all.”  Also suited for stage performance, a la “Love Letters.”

Here’s a link to the recent ZOOM reading by the authors as part of the Dramatists Guild – Philadelphia region’s Footlights series: https://youtu.be/wiD4avfXCAI

For a copy of this script, please email me at sandyasher@gmail.com.

For a copy of the award-winning published script requiring 4 – 5 actors plus extras and/or puppets, see https://www.dramaticpublishing.com/jesse-and-grace-a-best-friends-story.

THE WOLF AND ITS SHADOWS

Developed with and produced by The Open Eye Theater (http://theopeneyetheater.org), THE WOLF AND ITS SHADOWS is based on my one act stage play published by Dramatic Publishing Company. More info at https://www.dramaticpublishing.com/the-wolf-and-its-shadows. This radio version is also now available from Dramatic Publishing. See at https://www.dramaticpublishing.com/the-wolf-and-its-shadows-radio-manuscript.

In the forest at night, Wolf and Dog encounter stories from around the world that contrast the positive and negative wolf images that have long influenced human understanding . Traveling toward Dog’s home, where Wolf intends to seek employment, the two meet a hunter and a shepherd, each of whom spins a tale of the evil wolf’s foolishness and greed. Wolf responds with very different stories of her own. By dawn, she and Dog understand the high price of freedom. With respect for one another, they choose their separate ways.

For copies of the stage plays (full-length and one-act), see Dramatic Publishing Company: https://www.dramaticpublishing.com/the-wolf-and-its-shadows.  The radio play is also available from Dramatic Publishing Company at https://www.dramaticpublishing.com/the-wolf-and-its-shadows-radio-manuscript.

Characters (may be played by any gender, although casting the WOLF as female may explode the storybook stereotype more effectively): 

FIRST ACTOR — also plays WOLF

SECOND ACTOR — also plays DOG

THIRD ACTOR — also plays HUNTER, SHEPHERD, VOICE of SPIRIT OF THE SKY

WELCOME HOME, BEAR!

A radio version of my in-progress stage play, developed with and produced by The Open Eye Theater.  For stage or radio scripts, please email me at sandyasher@gmail.com.

Bear and Mouse are neighbors, but they are not friends. Bear keeps his den neat and tidy, just the way he likes it.  Mouse keeps her den filled to the brim with seasonal decorations, just the way she likes it.  They have their differences and keep their distance.  One day, Bear decides to visit a friend who lives on the other side of the forest and asks Mouse to keep an eye on his den while he’s gone.  She agrees to do so, but, to Mouse’s eye, Bear’s den is empty and sadly in need of decoration.  One week later, Bear returns to a den so stuffed with Mouse’s additions, there’s no room inside for him!  Together, Bear and Mouse restore Bear’s den to its former simplicity, and Mouse realizes that it’s not empty at all.  It’s filled with Bear and their new friendship.

CHARACTERS

FIRST STORYTELLER, also plays MOUSE, who loves to collect beautiful things.

SECOND STORYTELLER, also plays BEAR, who is all about tidiness and simplicity.

Note:  To distinguish between them in this script, BEAR is male and MOUSE is female, but they may be played as any gender.

FIDELIO

A radio-play-in-progress being developed with The Open Eye Theater, FIDELIO is inspired by the English fairy tale “Cap O’Rushes” (and has elements in common with “King Lear”).  For a perusal script, please email me at sandyasher@gmail.com.

To hear me read a 5-minute excerpt from the script, visit my YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/1oD3WyHv_iw.

FIDELIO tells the story of a vain king who calls each of his three daughters to his throne room on her 18th birthday and asks how much she loves him.  AMELIA, the eldest daughter, declares she loves him as much as he loves power, and BELINDA, the middle daughter loves him as much as he loves wealth.  Satisfactory answers, both.  Then the youngest daughter, CARAMIA, says that she loves him for himself, just as her dog FIDELIO loves her, and the king flies into a rage.  He banishes CARAMIA from the kingdom and is later forced to learn, the hard way, what the love of a loyal heart truly means.

CHARACTERS:

NARRATOR

KING

ANITA, his eldest daughter

BELINDA, his middle daughter

CARAMIA, his youngest daughter

FIDELIO, a dog, who barks and whines

FIRST CROWD VOICE

SECOND CROWD VOICE

CROWD VOICES, additional voices as needed

The cast of The Open Eye Theater, Margaretville, NY, present a live broadcast of “Fidelio” in front of a live audience. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 7 p.m. Eastern time, streaming worldwide via http://wioxradio.org.
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