Sep 30, 2015

ROBERT'S ETERNAL GOLDFISH at the Scranton Fringe


My solo show ROBERT'S ETERNAL GOLDFISH will play at the first ever Scranton Fringe Festival October 3 (@ 6:30 PM) and October 4 (@ 2 PM).

The show concerns a misanthropic man named Robert J. Roberts. He hates the world. He particularly hates people. Pretty much all people. After a series of strange events lead him to become the unlikely custodian of a magical goldfish, Robert's misanthropic views are seriously challenged. Can a person be frustrated into being a better human being?

Playing at The FORAGE SPACE310 N WAShington Ave, Scranton, PA 18503

Tickets and info ... HERE


Sep 22, 2015

Pics from the 2015 1MPF





Last month, two of my plays were presented by Kitchen Dog Theater as part of the 2015 Dallas One Minute Play Fest. I did the 1MPF last year. I was pleased to contribute it again. I was on the road when the plays were put up with a lot of other great pieces from some other hard-hitting local playwrights. I didn't get to see the production that went up at the Greer Garson Theatre at SMU. I recently got some great pics (a rarity with this sort of thing... someone was on their game). Looking at them, I totally wish I had been there.


A CAUTIONARY COMMUTE
Ryan Lescalleet directed my one-minute play A CAUTIONARY COMMUTE, a sort of musical ode to DFW rush hour absurdity.




Jeremy Schwartz directed my one-minute play RUMBLESHANKS WANTS AN HQ in which my cyborg/ mad genuis would-be world conqueror character Captain Odysseus Rumbleshanks decides where to put his homebase, dropping hint after hint about the suitablenss of Dallas. Schwartz's interpretation was delightfully odd.



Here's the text of RUMBLESHANKS WANTS AN HQ

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RUMBLESHANKS WANTS AN HQ | Brad McEntire © 2015

RUMBLESHANKS
Glenfield, as you know I, Captain Odysseus Rumbleshanks, part diabolical cyborg, part crazed super-genius am setting out to conquer the world. Swiftly followed by the entire universe. All I need is a place to locate my new headquarters.

GLENFIELD
Yes, yes… Where will you situate your homebase, master?

RUMBLESHANKS
Someplace with an affordable cost of living, Glenfield.

GLENFIELD
Yes, Yes…

RUMBLESHANKS
With an expansive interstate system, professional sports franchises,

GLENFIELD
Yes, yes…

RUMBLESHANKS
World class arts and culture, architecture, shopping and tech industry

GLENFIELD
Yes, of course, yes…

RUMBLESHANKS
Some place centrally located in North America. On the vast rolling plains.

GLENFIELD
Yes…

RUMBLESHANKS
A place of big ideas. With a bold history, yes, but an eye on the future.

GLENFIELD
I know the place, master.

RUMBLESHANKS
That’s right, Glenfield…

BOTH
Tulsa.


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