I read the news today, oh boy.

You want to come see Traveling Light.  I haven’t been writing much lately, but other people have been, and the hard work of the production team and actors is coming to fruition in a delicate and multifaceted setting.  Fortunately, so far our coins in the wishing well are echoing and rippling rather nicely.  Playwrights workContinue reading “I read the news today, oh boy.”

sometimes, having an autistic brother is funny.

It’s not often enough that you have to say this sentence, “Electric fences don’t work on my brother.” Not because my brother is Iron Man, but simply because he is who he is. By way of explanation, I wrote the following story, and it seemed good enough to share, so enjoy. My brother, Ted, hasContinue reading “sometimes, having an autistic brother is funny.”

Murder on Choctaw Ridge

Last night, as I was getting ready to leave for rehearsal, Vince was sitting on the couch eating a big plate of poached haddock and brown rice. VINCE: I found out something really important. ME: What’s that? VINCE: The truth about Billie Joe McAllister and The Tallatchee Bridge. ME: Really. VINCE: Mm-hm. ME: What’s that.Continue reading “Murder on Choctaw Ridge”

Who is The 12th Doctor?

I know nobody’s looking at the Internet on a Friday in the summer, but allegedly the announcement of what actor will play the 12th Doctor comes out this Sunday, and all the Whovians are all a-flutter. Not the least of which are us; here at Stately Friel Manor we watch episodes on DVD going backContinue reading “Who is The 12th Doctor?”

“This world is full of wondrous things it’s true/but they wouldn’t have much meaning without you…”

  The First Philly One-Minute Play Festival is still running, for two more performances, tonight and tomorrow.  For three nights, Interact Theater Company sponsors a wild rumpus, a conucopia, a vast buffet of concentrated nuggets of theater from over 40 Philadelphia playwrights. Last night’s performance was sold out. Tonight and tomorrow are heavily sold butContinue reading ““This world is full of wondrous things it’s true/but they wouldn’t have much meaning without you…””

I love my brother.

My brother, Ted, is part of The State Street Miracles, a singing group for people with developmental disabilities in Delaware County, PA.  Earlier tonight, they performed as part of the Delaware County Summer Festival in Rose Tree Park. I’m sorry I didn’t get their performance of Leiber and Stoller’s “Houn’ Dog,” which included some greatContinue reading “I love my brother.”

too late to be night, too early to be morning

So, here’s some of what we were up to at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Again, Kyra Baker as WPC Foster, Doug Greene as Joe Orton, Bob Stineman as Brian Epstein, all photos by Kyle Cassidy. Only seven weeks to Opening Night. Performance Summary: Traveling Light by Lindsay Harris Friel, directed by Liam Castellan. Produced by Liam’s SofaContinue reading “too late to be night, too early to be morning”

the trickle-down of medicare spending cuts

Hey, guess what, guess what? Today I was going to post more of the beautiful photos which Kyle Cassidy took for us, photos not only showing off the beauty of Mount Moriah Cemetery, but also the beauty of actors Kyra Baker, Doug Greene and Bob Stineman. Oh, your Monday could have been full of aContinue reading “the trickle-down of medicare spending cuts”

A tale of two Georges

  Last night we watched Living In The Material World, the George Harrison documentary that Martin Scorsese made a few years ago. It’s very good.  It’s about half George’s solo career and life after 1970, and the other half is his childhood and the Beatles years, without going into too much detail. Overall, the filmContinue reading “A tale of two Georges”