Saturday, September 29, 2012

New plays by Martha Patterson

THESE PEOPLE - A One-Act Drama (2 W, 1 M). SYNOPSIS: Melinda is a 50-year-old American woman living in an apartment in Boston. When her neighbor Sushila, a 25-year-old East Indian woman who works in business, gets locked out of her apartment down the hall, she knocks on Melinda’s door for help. Through their conversation, Melinda is enlightened about her own feelings of prejudice, as well as learning about generosity in a sexual encounter with the lonely young man who lives next door. But will these acquaintances become fast friends? *** CHRISTMAS EVE, MANY YEARS FROM NOW - A Short Apocalyptic Comedy (2W, 1 M). SYNOPSIS: Two-and-a-half thousand years after the Apocalypse, three cave people celebrate Christmas Eve. *** THAT'S LIFE! - A Long Comic Monologue for an Older Woman (1 W). SYNOPSIS: Simone, an editor at a publishing company, is on a deadline and gets two irritating phone calls at work. *** GOD SAVE THE QUEEN - A Short Political Comedy (5 M). SYNOPSIS: At a gentlemen’s club, four presidential types – all very “macho” - get together for a cozy chat around the fire, but their insolent waiter keeps interrupting them. *** THE 4th OF JULY - A Short Political Comedy (2 W, 1 M). SYNOPSIS: In Arizona on the 4th of July, Kathy rants to her women’s group about Mexican immigration.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Invitation to a reading in Maine, Oct. 21, 2012

Over the Edge, at the Edge A reading of three plays by Martha Patterson Please join us to go “OVERBOARD” for “OLIVES”, a “PIECE OF CHEESE” and a BUFFET SUPPER Sunday, October 21, 2012 5:00 PM prompt for 5:30 PM reading The Edge Restaurant, Lincolnville, Maine RSVP by October 15 (203) 637-0380

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A DOLL'S LIFE to be produced at the Mirror Theatre in Los Angeles

In an evening of Halloween one-acts, Martha Patterson's short thriller A DOLL'S LIFE will be produced in Los Angeles. The production will run one weekend, opening Oct. 26, 2012, at The Mirror Theater, 4934 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601. Directed by Trace Oakley, produced by Joanne Mosconi.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Two new radio plays in Spokane, Washington by Martha Patterson

My short romantic comedy A CHRISTMAS KISS will be produced this winter at Spokane Radio Theatre (Washington state), and they will also produce my short comic futuristic play CHRISTMAS EVE, MANY YEARS FROM NOW next year, end of 2013. (It's about cave people celebrating Christmas Eve after the Apocalypse).