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Free Syphilis Tonight!

December 8th, 2015

. My short holiday play “Syphilis Steve and the Christmas Miracle” will be part of Dandelion Theatre’s THE MAKE READY reading series. And it’s FREE! Tuesday 12/8 at 7:00. At The Galway Arms – 2442 N. Clark .

. Happy Halloween! Here’s a short play I wrote just for the holiday. Enjoy!   OSCILLATING SASQUATCH by John Weagly (Lights up. A cemetery. The dark of night. October 30 – Halloween Eve. TRIXIEBELLE-WREN and PEACH-CALLIOPE stand waist-deep in a grave. They are both in their early-twenties and are slightly-goth, slightly-punk and slightly-hillbilly. There are […]

My short play for older performers, “Blinking Lights in the Middle of the Night,” has been published by ArtAge Publications and the good people at the Senior Theatre Resource Center. In this short, otherworldly comedy, Sally and Carl receive a late-night visit from an alien tourist making a pit stop while traveling among the stars. […]

Monkey Time!

August 10th, 2015

. Three! – That’s right, three of my plays about monkeys are being unleashed upon the Windy City this week! Here are the details. Tuesday 8/11 at 7:00pm – “Gorillas in the Drizzle” will be part of Dandelion Theatre’s THE MAKE READY reading series.  At The Galway Arms – 2442 N. Clark Saturday 8/15 at […]

Happy Live Aid Day!

July 13th, 2015

. Thirty years ago today Live Aid took place. Ironically, a couple of months ago I wrote a ghost story/monologue about that mammoth concert. This was written for the Santa Paula Ghostwalk in Santa Paula, California. It takes place on the Teague-McKevett avocado and lemon ranch. People walk around and encounter ghosts and the ghosts […]

Three Plays This Week

June 9th, 2015

. Lots of theater-type stuff going on for me this week: My short play “Seven Short Scenes About A Man And A Sock Monkey” will be part of Dandelion Theatre’s THE MAKE READY tonight at Black Rock Pub & Kitchen – 3614 N. Damen in Chicago, IL. My very short play “Imperfect Angels” will be […]

. This weekend, my short play “Triceratops Triangle” is part of an evening called THE COAT CHECK being done by Dandelion Theatre. Performances are tonight at 7:30, Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:30 & 7:30. It’s all taking place at The Frontier – 1106 W. Thorndale right here in Chicago. Tickets are only $15. […]

. My friend Tina was in New Orleans last week.  While drinking at the Tropical Isle, she was served a whiskey with a tiny alligator in the drink.   At 10:00 that evening she posted a picture of the little critter.  This led to me writing a play about the reptile at 1:00 that morning. We […]

. I’m having a couple of plays read this Thursday 1/15 at Gumbo Fiction Salon as part of their Mardi Gras show. My short scripts “Loa Guys and Voodoo Dolls” and “Whiskey at the Neon Cypress” both take place on the bayou and are peppered with NOLA tidbits, alligators and a little Voodoo. There will […]

All Hallow’s Read

October 27th, 2014

. Do you know about All Hallow’s Read? The idea is to give somebody a scary book for Halloween. Might I suggest TEN TENTACLES?

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