On Friday 28 March, Fran Kendall and the cast of Uniting Productions did a great job of presenting my melodrama The Perils of Purity Pickett. The audience responded with laughter and joined in booing the villain and cheering the hero.
It always feels wonderful seeing your words coming to life on stage, and the wisps of my imagination taking on flesh and blood in the actors.
Douglas Kent, who played the villain, excelled in that role. He really got the fiendish laugh down pat.
Aunt Lascivia almost brought him undone with her womanly wiles.
Well done to all who took part, on stage, back stage and in the audience.
Hopefully all of my computer and internet problems are behind me at last. All I have to do now is become familiar with using Windows 8.
After working so hard earlier this week in starting this website, my laptop decided to become inert and show me a black screen. Now the laptop is with my computer fixer, so this means that I will be unable to respond to comments and contact queries for a few days.
When I am back online, I'll post a new blog entry.
These are the trials through which we triumph!
On Friday 28th March 2014, at the Uniting Church Hall, Gosford, at 7.30pm, there will be an acted reading of my play 'The Perils of Purity Pickett'.
Purity, our heroine, is in charge of Pimble Hall, a stately home, while her parents are abroad. Sir Horatio Hornsby, our villain, wants to coerce her into marriage with him so that he can get his hands on her wealth. Will she succumb? Will our hero, Manleigh Pluck, be in time to save her from Hornsby's clutches.
Come along and hiss the villain, tremble for the heroine and cheer the hero on. It will be great family fun.
After the free acted reading there will be a light supper and opportunities to discuss the play with me.