I'm thrilled that we're just weeks away from the premiere of my new play, THE CENTURY BOX, which celebrates the Bicentennial of Jackson Township and the history of Grove City, Ohio. Premiering May 29-31, in Grove City. Details below.
Told through a series of vignettes and monologues, THE CENTURY BOX follows a sister and brother who discover a forgotten time capsule in an old house up for auction. Setting off an adventure that reaches back to the origins of their hometown; they'll have to solve this mystery of the century box before the auction, or risk losing it forever.
Dedra Cordle of The Columbus Messenger interviewed me and director Lisa Napier-Garcia about the play. Read the article here, and look for it in print in the Southwest edition of the Messenger.
Working on this play has been quite a privilege. The Grove City Historical Commission reached out to me in early 2014 about penning the play for the forthcoming celebration. Little Theatre Off Broadway, in conjunction with the Historical Commission, presented an excerpt of the play in September, 2014, at Grove City's Arts in the Alley. Many LTOB regulars including Sue Rapier, Glen Garcia, Nicholas Garcia, John Grote, Jim Daniels, Kathy Hyland, and Mark Miller took part in the preview, portraying real-life historical figures from Grove City such as William and Elizabeth Breck, Hugh Grant, Jr., Jane Chambers, Edwin C. Smith, and A.G. Grant. Myself and my wife appeared in the preview as well.
The full version of "The Century Box" will premiere Friday, May 29 at 8:00p.m., in the Ed Palmer Auditorium at Central Crossing High School, 4500 Big Run South Road. Performances continue Saturday May 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00p.m., and a final performance on Sunday, May 31 at 2:00p.m. All performances are free.
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Writer. Husband. Father. Effulgent dreamer. A Fightin' Irishman (@NDdotEDU '01). A playwriting Bobcat (MFA in Playwriting, @OhioU '13). I write plays. I'm a geek. I wanted to be an astronaut. I go places in my head.