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Broadway, Here I Come

You probably don’t know this, but I recently wrote a play. A whole five-minute play. And it was performed in public and everything.

Granted, it was in Daytona Beach, Florida, which is clear on the other side of the country from me. And the 24-performance run at their local “Enchanted Forest” Halloween Hayride event was cut short by Superstorm Sandy, but still.

My play was performed.

I wrote a spoof on “The Hare and the Tortoise” and I wasn’t going to tell you about it because initially, there was no recording of it.

But somehow, miraculously, a recording surfaced. And the high school drama teacher forwarded it to me. It’s the very first run-through. And there’s no lighting. And it’s windy as all get out. I could barely hear the lines, and that was probably only because I knew the script.

And it was magnificent.

I can’t tell you the feeling I had watching this virtually inaudible play. To strain your ears and witness strangers in the dark speaking the words you wrote is amazing. These kids were amazing. The audience was amazing. People actually laughed. At least I think they laughed. The wind kinda drowned everyone out.

Nevertheless, I’m pretty sure I’m going to be a famous playwright now, so without further ado,  I give you…”The Hare and the Tortoise (A Spoof)”, performed by the Seabreeze High School Drama group:

Link to video.

Also? By random coincidence, the souvenir T-Shirts designed for this year’s hayride event:

tortoise and hare

How cool is that? It’s a sign, right?

And now if you’ll excuse me, I have to work on my Tony Award acceptance speech.

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  1. Ben Swilley says:

    I watched “The Hare and the Tortoise,” (A Spoof) yesterday and you were right. They laughed. That was not the wind. That was laughter. I laughed. The T-Shirts are pretty cool too!

    1. Margaret says:

      Awww, thanks, Ben! I have no idea if anyone else can hear what the kids are saying because I know the words.

  2. Sparky says:

    Cool beans! Congrats Margaret! 🙂

    1. Margaret says:

      Thanks, Sparky!

  3. Louise says:

    Great for you! As for me, I’m not talented enough to write a play.

  4. Writing a play, that’s an exciting thing to check off the list! Keep going, write more now that you’ve got the first one under your belt.

  5. How fun! Congrats! Yes, I know the thrill of hearing actors speak your words. Daytona today. Broadway tomorrow! I have no doubts, my multi-talented, funny friend. 🙂

  6. SueAnn says:

    Congrats! It is great and you should feel proud. Red carpet, here she comes!

  7. Anji says:

    That was great. brilliant playwright, brilliant actors, what more do you need!

  8. OMG! Daytona Beach is my hometown! I only moved away back in 2004. Them’s my old stomping grounds.

  9. What?! OMG! Shut the fuck up, Donnie! I am totally going to watch that video.

  10. I don’t even know what to say. I’m simply overwhelmed. Really.

  11. WOW! A Famous SpokesGoat now knows a Famous PlayWright!
    How cool is that.
    I will definitely wear my pearls to your acceptance speech.

    The kids did a great job in spite of the wind. Whew. It did blow! I thought they were going to end up in the Bahamas