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The Tell-Tale Farce

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Topic: The Tell-Tale Farce
Posted By: donzolidis
Subject: The Tell-Tale Farce
Date Posted: 4/05/13 at 2:21pm
Hi all -
 
I've just completed a new play which I think would be perfect for community and dinner theatres.
 
THE TELL-TALE FARCE (5 M 4 F)
 
It's 1848, and Edgar Allen Poe is just coming off the spectacular success of the Raven. Unfortunately, it's only earned him a grand total of nine dollars. So when a wealthy dowager commissions him to write her an immortal love poem for the vast sum of one hundred dollars, he leaps at the chance. Only problem: the poet who shows up to write the poem isn't Poe, he's Poe's mailman, and he's on a quest to woo the dowager's spinster daughter. Pretending to be Poe is harder than it looks, though, epecially when your mustache keeps falling off, the teenage grand-daughter of the house is madly in love with you, and Poe's arch-nemesis, Rufus Griswold, just happens to be dropping by to settle old scores. A door-slamming, closet-hiding farce of unspeakable evil.
 
It's likely to be coming soon from Playscripts, but if you'd like to read the script before you can buy it, please comment on this thread and I'll send you the play.
 
And if you're not familiar with my work, I have a few others which are great for community theatres as well, (The Bold, The Young and The Murdered - and A Tiny Miracle With A Fiberoptic Unicorn; The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon gets done by a fair share of CTs as well.)
 
Thanks!
 
Don Zolidis


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www.donzolidis.com



Replies:
Posted By: Majicwrench
Date Posted: 4/18/13 at 4:05pm
Don,
  That sounds like a hoot.  And it sounds like it would fit our little group well. Could you send me a copy to peruse?? PM coming your way.
          Keith


Posted By: Thudster
Date Posted: 4/18/13 at 6:11pm
We're looking for a good play for this fall too. I'll PM the information.

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"Hey look! That's my dad up there whacking himself with silverware!"


Posted By: donzolidis
Date Posted: 4/19/13 at 3:33pm
Okay - I've sent you the script. If you enjoy the play, please post a short review here so others can see. (how amazingly awesome and funny the play is).

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www.donzolidis.com


Posted By: Thudster
Date Posted: 4/20/13 at 4:47pm
Thanks, Don. I will.

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"Hey look! That's my dad up there whacking himself with silverware!"


Posted By: cbcses
Date Posted: 3/10/14 at 5:05pm
I would love to take a look at it. Your plays are always a hit!


Posted By: bluetata11
Date Posted: 6/11/15 at 4:56am
I would love to read a copy.


Posted By: donzolidis
Date Posted: 6/18/15 at 11:48pm
Thanks for the interest!

The play is now published, so I can direct you to the webpage for it - if you click on "read free sample" you'll be able to read about 80% of the script online for free.

Don

https://www.playscripts.com/play/2586

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www.donzolidis.com



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