Stage Plays

With No Shadows

Christine, a middle-aged novelist, guest lectures at a local university. She falls for a student half her age. And to make matters worse, to cheer up her newly arrived niece, Christine takes her to the club where the handsome male student sings.

The attraction of the young people is instantaneous. But Christine has other problems. A woman from out of her past, now a literary critic, tries to kill her. But most shockingly, a blind soldier haunts her dreams.

With No Shadows is a play for the stage in twenty-two scenes formatted for reading.

Paperback and e-book.

Knight of the Lone Star

The action of the play takes place in front of the statue of Sully on the campus of Texas A&M in 1918. The ghost of Lawrence Sullivan Ross (Texas Ranger, sheriff, CSA army general, state senator, governor, and president of Texas A&M) has come to see the unveiling of his likeness and encounters the adventures, dangers, and loves of his life.

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Three short plays for the stage from realism to symbolism to absurdism.

In “The Salt of the Earth,” the family has just returned from their father’s funeral. The siblings come together to divide the old man’s few possessions. But the ghost each one brings soon destroys the façade of personal illusions.

In “The Other Boxes,” a disturbed young woman looks for love in all the wrong places. Did her father abuse her? Did her stepbrother reject her? Do the things in the boxes love her?

In “The Last Ritual of Levi Smith,” a government agent of a post-apocalyptic society—where almost everything is illegal—comes to evaluate a citizen’s claim for aid. But the citizen has plans of his own.

Amateur and professional theatre groups around the country, from community playhouses to Off-Off-Broadway have produced these plays.

The plays contain adult situations and language. Not suitable for high schools.

Ebook and paperback.