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