Retired hitting instructor living in San Francisco since 1972, and in Great Britain 2-3 mos./year. Born in Manhattan (native of Kansas) in 1943, grew up in San Jose and Campbell (California). San Jose State, University of California Berkeley (BA), University of California Riverside (MA), Cal Law School (Boalt Hall, no degree). Married Paula Leahy (retired attorney), children Jamie Jesson (university professor) and Brian Jesson (firefighter). Interests travel, history, theatre, American baseball, English football.
Forests of the [K]Night
by Richard Jesson
75-min. play requires 2 veteran actors, 1 exceptional young black actor. Famous writer who cannot write, paranoid, depressed, suicidal. Rough ballplayer surprisingly literate. Young orderly can morph into psychoanalyst & statistics prof. Solemn nurse with sinister history. On one autumn day in 1960, the trio restore the writer's creative powers and postpone electroconvulsive therapy and suicide.
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