I got interested in theatre when I was thirteen and became hooked. While attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, I studied acting and direction. I worked Off Off Broadway. Because my body needed food to survive, I moved back to La Crosse, WI. I met my wife in college. We married two years later. We have one daughter who resides in Minneapolis, MN.
I have been doing theatre as a hobby since I moved back from New York City. Between two jobs, raising and supporting a family, I have found time to write. I thank my wife for allowing me to ignore her as I write. This play is my 10th rewrite. My first draft had a public reading in 1990 at The La Crosse Community Theatre. This helped me in direction. I got to video tape it and learned so much from doing that. Although a play may never be finished, I have found myself at rest with this script. I had to shelf it and just accept, that for now, the script is complete. I consider this work a success. I completed a full-length play.
This script is really about how much we need God, family and faith in humanity. Enjoy the read and let me know when and where it will be staged.
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Is a study of two desperate people with different illnesses. Rose, an elderly woman who is in the stages of Alzheimer's. And a young man Lyle, who is married & struggling with alcohol & an abusive past. Lyle's wife needs to find her own solace and abruptly leaves. Rose is obsessed with God, quotes & her roses. A house can be very lonely with one set of footsteps.
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