Over the past year and a half I have been slowly rolling out a series of my one-acts on Amazon's Kindle platform. The third and last in the series is Raspberry Fizz.
Raspberry Fizz premiered at the 2012 Out of the Loop Festival in Addison, Texas. Directed by Andy Baldwin, it featured Jeff Swearingen, Natalie Young and Shane Beeson (video clip link below). Two following productions of the play followed, one at the 2013 Houston Fringe Festival and then a month-long run at the Margo Jones Theatre in Dallas. These last two productions were directed by me and featured Tashina Richardson and Travis Stuebing. I played the Barker.
The play concerns Ellson, an eleven year old who wants to ask Samantha to the Harvest Dance. It is Ellson's first school dance and the asking out of Sam is not going as smooth as he had hoped. Plus, there is a strange carnival barker on the corner who keeps spinning out a weird bally.
Raspberry Fizz is an exploration of expectations and the potentialities of the future tied up in a tender and humorous slice-of-life coming-of-age encounter between two adolescents in 1949, in small town America.
I'm super-pleased with these wonderful little one-acts, but, not being full-length works, after they have played a few times in a few productions, I wasn't sure what to do with them. So, I decided to make them available to the world as inexpensive Kindle ebooks.
Get a copy of Raspberry Fizz... HERE