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Catherine Bush

CATHERINE BUSH

  

Nationality:    USA
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Catherine Bush is the author of several plays, several of which have premiered at Barter Theatre (abingdon, Va). these include the Other Side of the Mountain, the Quiltmaker, Comin' Up a Storm, Tradin' Paint, Wooden Snowflakes, and I'll Never Be Hungry again (books and lyrics). Other plays include unhINGed (Riverside Theatre, FL), the Frankenstein Summer (Red Light Theatre District, NYC), Oranges & Lemons, and Just a Kiss (New Theatre, FL). She has also written several children's plays which have been produced by the Barter Players: Cry Wolf!, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Frosty and the Scarlet Letter. Upcoming productions include the Controversial Rescue of Fatty the Pig and Where Trouble Sleeps (adapted from the novel by Clyde edgerton).

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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below is a list of Catherine Bush's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, The         Aesop's Fables         All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth         Call Of the Wild, The         Comin' Up A Storm         Controversial Rescue Of Fatty the Pig, The         Cry Wolf!         Executioner's Sons, The         Frankenstein Summer, The         Frosty         Just A Kiss         Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, The         My Imaginary Pirate         Other Side Of the Mountain, The         Princess And the Pea, The         Quiltmaker, The         Rapunzel         Red Badge Of Courage, The         Road To Appomattox, The         Rudolph         Scarlet Letter, The         Sleeping Beauty         Tradin' Paint         Where Trouble Sleeps         Wooden Snowflakes



Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, The

Synopsis:
Whether it's fishing with Huckleberry Finn, convincing his friends to whitewash aunt Polly's fence, or falling in love with Becky Thatcher, nobody loves life more than the irascible Tom Sawyer. then one night in a spooky graveyard Tom and his best friend Huckleberry Finn stumble upon a deadly secret. Will Tom and Huck be able to save Muff Potter from the murderous treachery of Injun Joe? Or will they meet their own end in the cold confines of Jackson's cave? as Tom and Huck embark on the greatest adventure of their life, they learn that man's greatest treasure isn't gold, but the gift of friendship.

Notes:
adapted from Mark Twain's novel

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Barter Players

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TYA 50 min One act

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Male:  3 (11 without doubling)            Female:  3 (7 without doubling)            Other:  -

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Aesop's Fables

Synopsis:
aesop is in trouble, and his only hope lies in his ability to weave fantastic stories with timeless lessons of truth. So it is that fables such as androcles and the Lion, the Oak and the Reed, the Fox Without a Tail, the Beast in Love, the Hare and the Tortoise and the Boy Who Cried Wolf are brought to life in this exciting, new musical adventure.

Notes:
Music by Ben Mackel

1st Produced:
Barter Theatre, Va, USA >>>    Spring 2012

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Barter Players

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Genre:
Musical TYA

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

Synopsis:
Lively Lucy Lesprit has a special talent - she can whistle like nobody's business! When Lucy's second grade teacher, Sister Susan, discovers her gift, she gives Lucy a solo in the upcoming Christmas extravaganza. then tragedy strikes one recess when a well-aimed hockey puck takes out Lucy's two front teeth! although she is unable to whistle a note, Lucy is determined not to lose her solo to archrival anna-Lori Pringle. Come join this exuberant seven-year-old and her friends as they embark on a Christmas adventure that will fill the whole family with holiday cheer!

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1st Produced:
Barter Theatre, Va, USA >>>    Christmas, 2010

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Barter Players

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TYA 45 min One act

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Male:  3 (5 without doubling)            Female:  3 (5 without doubling)            Other:  -

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Call Of the Wild, The

Synopsis:
the story of a dog named Buck who is kidnapped from his California home and sold into captivity as a sled dog in alaska. In order to survive this brutal frontier, Buck must leave behind his civilized ways and rely on instinct alone. Will Buck continue to serve his beloved master Thornton or will he leave Man's world behind and answer the call of the wild?

Notes:
adapted from Jack London's novel

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Barter Players

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Genre:
Drama One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  actors playing multiple roles is intentional

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Comin' Up A Storm

Synopsis:
the third of the Mud Creek trilogy, this story is set six years after the close of the Other Side of the Mountain. Evelyn Thacker has returned to Mud Creek to help establish an experimental winery as part of the University's agricultural program. When Evelyn proposes a change in the law that would allow the winery to sell its own wine in this "dry" community, chaos ensues. Evelyn's lover questions her real motive, an alcohol-hating Baptist minister tries to close her down and her sister Faye reinvents herself as Daisy Duke. then a young woman from New Jersey with a penchant for the obnoxious shows up seeking answers from Faye's strangely silent husband Vernon Cobb. even more fireworks erupt - or they would, if there wasn't so much rain. . .

Notes:
Comin' Up A Storm is Part III of "the Mud Creek Trilogy"

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Drama/Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Controversial Rescue Of Fatty the Pig, The

Synopsis:
Cherry Blevins' house has burned down - her second house in five years. While trying to help save Cherry's 300 lbs. pet pig Fatty from the flames, Cherry's brother Floyd and his wife Connie are arrested for assault by Deputy Dwight Omuhundro. Did they truly assault Dwight? What started the fire? and why, in God's name, was Cherry keeping a pig for a pet?! as these four characters tell their version of what happened that night, they discover that in their attempt to rescue Fatty the Pig, they may have miraculously saved themselves.

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Genre:
comedy/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Cry Wolf!

Synopsis:
after fifty years, the wolves have returned to the forest. the inhabitants of the nearby village are in an uproar- their survival depends on their flock of sheep, the wolf's favorite food! Join a cast of characters that include a boy named Peter, Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs, and a rebel sheep named Snowflake as they try to outwit that biggest villain of them all, the Big Bad Wolf, in this zany mash-up of bedtime favorites.

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1st Produced:
Barter Theatre, Va, USA >>>    Summer, 2007

Organisations:
Barter Players

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Genre:
TYA 60 min One act

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Executioner's Sons, The

Synopsis:
Henry Tatersall has it all: a devoted wife, two sons who worship him, and a job he loves. and though it may seem odd that Henry's work uniform consists of a black mask and a large axe named Ol' Betsy, keep in mind that the year is 1483 and Henry is employed as an executioner in the Tower of London. Henry's career in on the "upswing"; he has already mastered the techniques for beheading and hanging and has recently been certified to disembowel and draw-and-quarter. the Head executioner is ready to retire and Henry is the favored contender to replace him. then King Edward IV of england dies, and his two young sons, Edward V and Richard, Duke of York, are brought to the Tower for safekeeping until Edward's coronation. Henry's sons, Thomas and John, quickly befriend the young princes while Henry, likewise, strikes up a friendship of sorts with their guardian, Lord Hastings. But these are dangerous times and there are men who would claim the Throne of england for themselves, including the princes' uncle, the Duke of Gloucester. as cries of treason fill the air, Henry finds himself forced to choose between love and loyalty, friendship and duty. . .a choice that will alter his life - and history - forever.

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1st Produced:
Echo Theatre, Dallas, Tx    04 Feb 2011

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Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  4 boys

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Frankenstein Summer, The

Synopsis:
George Gordon, Lord Byron, england's most famous exiled poet, wants to go sailing, but his plans for this summer afternoon are foiled when an unusually violent storm rocks the shores of Lake Geneva. Frustrated, virtually trapped inside his residence, the Villa Diodoti, Byron suddenly finds relief when his new friend and neighbor, the poet Percy Shelley, knocks on the door, seeking shelter from the deluge. accompanying Shelley are his mistress, the lovely Mary Godwin, and Mary's stepsister, Claire Clairmont. as the rain continues to pour - making departure impossible - the friendly gathering of neighbors turns into a weekend fraught with secrets, scandals, ghost stories and musical beds. In other words. . .things get complicated.

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1st Produced:
Phil Bosakowski Theatre, NY    2005

Organisations:
Red Light Theatre District

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Genre:
Drama/comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Frosty

Synopsis:
a young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat when he places it on a snowman's head and that snowman comes to life! But can Frosty the snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Join Billy and Frosty as they embark on a New York City adventure filled with thrills and chills and the discovery that the real magic of Christmas is Love.

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1st Produced:
Barter Theatre, Va, USA >>>    Christmas, 2009

Organisations:
Barter Players

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TYA 40 min One act

Parts:
Male:  3 (10 without doubling)            Female:  3 (10 without doubling)            Other:  -

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Just A Kiss

Synopsis:
annie and Zee are two actresses on the brink of fame. . .well, sort of. Zee has a bit part on one of television's "forensic" crime shows and annie keeps getting cast as Meryl Streep's daughter's friend in film after film. Now they've gone back to their theatre roots and are costarring in an off-Broadway show written by a new, hot playwright and directed by the famous Robert Hoffman. It's a great opportunity. there's just one hitch: annie and Zee play lovers and they have a scene. a love scene. It's no big deal, really. It's just a kiss. But when this kiss becomes the talk of New York's theatre season, things change. People "talk", friends and lovers speculate, and even annie and Zee begin to wonder where the acting leaves off and reality begins. . .

Notes:
Just A Kiss was nominated for A 2007 Carbonell Award (Best New Work) And was Also A finalist for the 2007 Steinberg Award presented by the American theatre Critics Association

1st Produced:
New Theatre, Coral Fables, Fl    2007

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Drama/Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, The

Synopsis:
Sleepy Hollow, a village haunted by the legendary Headless Horseman, has a new schoolmaster-the somewhat hapless and extremely superstitious Ichabod Crane. When Ichabod tries to win the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, he makes an enemy of her former suitor, the brawny Brom Bones. Brom vows revenge and, one dark and spooky night, Ichabod finds himself in for the ride of his life!

Notes:
adapted from Washington Irving's short story

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Organisations:
Barter Players

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TYA 45 min One act

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Male:  3 (5 without doubling)            Female:  3 (5 without doubling)            Other:  -

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My Imaginary Pirate

Synopsis:
Jesse McCall has moved to a new town and is having trouble making friends at school. But Jesse isn't lonely; he's too busy going on adventures with his imaginary pirate, the Terrible One-eyed Jack. Jesse and One-eyed Jack are determined to find the buried treasure - but run into all sorts of trouble; the Outlaw Pirate, Red Legs Ricky, is trying to steal their treasure map, Jesse's mom is trying to come to grips with an imaginary pirate living in her house and Jesse's teacher, Mrs. Pierce, is trying to teach her class their multiplication tables! But everything works out in the end and - with a little help from his dad and One-eyed Jack - Jesse comes to realize that friendship is the greatest treasure of them all.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Barter Theatre, Va, USA >>>    Summer, 2010

Organisations:
Barter Players

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TYA 50 min One act

Parts:
Male:  10 (15 without doubling)            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Other Side Of the Mountain, The

Synopsis:
When Evelyn Thacker, a recent college graduate, arrives back at her family home in Mud Creek, she finds that nothing much has changed. the Thacker house is still without indoor plumbing, her sister, Faye, is still engaged to the man she's been dating for fifteen years, and Evelyn's mother, Jewell, still hates her. Indeed, everything in Mud Creek, a small mountain community in eastern Kentucky is slow to evolve. the only thing to have changed, it seems, is Evelyn. Her sole purpose in coming home is to inform her mother and sister of her decision to leave Mud Creek forever and settle permanently in the "the big city." But Evelyn doesn't count on two things: Faye's plans for her (plans that include Evelyn's marriage to her soon-to-be paroled ex-boyfriend, Jackson Bennett) and the unexpected arrival of her "city slicker" friend, O'Malley. a clash of cultures ensues, leaving a trail of shattered dreams, shattered secrets and shattered vehicles. Only a missionary priest with a sense of humor and a jug of moonshine have a chance of restoring the peace, reminding us that once you've seen the other side of the mountain, you can never go back.

Notes:
the Other Side of the Mountain is Part I of "the Mud Creek Trilogy" - three plays set in eastern Kentucky.

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Drama/Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Princess And the Pea, The

Synopsis:
Bandits have begun attacking the kingdom. the only hope for salvation lies with Prince Harold, who must wed before he can be crowned king. But Harold is more interested in wrestling than girls - even when a beautiful maiden claiming to be Princess Marigold appears at the castle. Determined to stay single, Harold devises a way to test Marigold's qualifications using a garden pea and a stack of mattresses. Can Marigold pass the test? Will the kingdom be saved? a fun twist on a classic fairy tale.

Notes:
adapted from the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen

1st Produced:
Barter Theatre, Va, USA >>>    Summer 2011

Organisations:
Barter Players

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TYA

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Male:  10            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Quiltmaker, The

Synopsis:
Life in the poverty-stricken holler of Mud Creek has never been easy and no one knows that better than Ida May, widow of the notoriously abusive moonshiner Luther Combs. ever since her husband's "accidental" death fifteen years ago, Ida May has supported her family by selling her beautifully crafted, hand-stitched quilts. But things are changing in Mud Creek and none of the changes are to Ida May's liking. Her granddaughter Cindy has married Jackson Bennett, the hated son of a rival moonshining family, and is pregnant with their first child. Ida May's son Ronnie, once more unemployed, is having an affair with his best friend's wife. and Sheriff Ham Terhune, hoping to put an end to an epidemic drug spree sweeping the area, has appointed Jackson to the newly formed Mountain Drug Task Force. as Ida May struggles to maintain control over those she considers "family", Ronnie and Cindy find themselves caught in a web of secrets and lies in which the only way out is to choose between love, loyalty. . . and life.

Notes:
the Quiltmaker is Part II of "the Mud Creek Trilogy"

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Rapunzel

Synopsis:
an angry Witch is keeping the beautiful maiden Rapunzel prisoner in a tower with one window and no door. When Prince Frederick discovers Rapunzel's predicament, he climbs her golden braid of hair in order to rescue her. But Rapunzel has a few surprises in store for her handsome prince, including a few lessons in girl-power and a super-cool haircut. With Rapunzel at his side, Frederick is able to convince the Witch and the world that True Love does indeed conquer all.

Notes:
adapted from the Brother's Grimm fairy tale

1st Produced:
Barter Theatre, Va, USA >>>    Summer, 2009

Organisations:
Barter Players

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TYA 60 min One act

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Male:  7 (9 without doubling)            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Red Badge Of Courage, The

Synopsis:
the Civil War has been raging for two years when young Henry Fleming, dreaming of glory, enlists in the Union army. Now Henry, on the brink of his first battle, fears what he will do when the bullets start to fly. Will he run or will he stand and fight? Before the battle is over, Henry must determine for himself what it means to have courage.

Notes:
adapted from Steven Crane's novel. In the original production, this play was performed with A cast of 6 (3M, 3W). the role of Wilson was played by A woman As was the role of Billy/Tight-rope Walker.

1st Produced:
The Barter Players Tour    Winter 2011

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Barter Players

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Genre:
Drama One act

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Male:  5 - with doubling, 10 without            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Road To Appomattox, The

Synopsis:
April, 1865. Confederate troops can no longer hold Richmond, and General Robert e. Lee must evacuate his men. the army of Northern Virginia swings west, beginning "Lee's Final Retreat." It is this retreat trail that present-day Beau Weeks and his wife Jenny are following, retracing the steps of Lee's army in order to investigate Beau's family history. as General Lee faces the disintegration of his army, Beau and Jenny confront a past that threatens to destroy their marriage. Both Past and Present must decide for themselves what it means to surrender. . . and what price their willing to pay for Union.

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Barter Players

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Genre:
Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Rudolph

Synopsis:
there's only one week until Christmas and those reindeer not on the air Team work hard to complete their tasks while dreaming about one day flying with Santa. then a test flight results in disaster and Santa must replace the whole air Team immediately! Dasher, Prancer, Comet and Blitzen are determined to qualify in the Reindeer Games. they are equally determined to keep Rudolph off the team; his shiny red nose makes him different and different is bad. But Rudolph doesn't give up and when Christmas eve turns out to be foggy, we find out that "different" can be very special, indeed.

Notes:
Music by Mandy Williams

1st Produced:
Barter Theatre, Va, USA >>>    Christmas 2011

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Barter Players

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Genre:
Musical TYA

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Scarlet Letter, The

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adapted from Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel

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Organisations:
Barter Players

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TYA 50 min One act

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Male:  3 (5 without doubling)            Female:  3 (5 without doubling)            Other:  -

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Sleeping Beauty

Synopsis:
King Demetrius and Queen Miranda have always longed for a child and when their daughter aurora is born, their joy is complete. then at aurora's christening, a three-headed monster named Carabosse places a curse on the baby and all seems lost. Only the skill of the Three Sages and the love of a certain handsome prince can change this curse into a blessing. Bursting with magic, mystery and romance, this play is sure to delight the dreamer in us all.

Notes:
adapted from the Brother's Grimm fairy tale

1st Produced:
Barter Theatre, Va, USA >>>    Summer, 2008

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Barter Players

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TYA 60 min One act

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Male:  6            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Tradin' Paint

Synopsis:
Darla Frye's life is on the skids. Her mother is dead, her delusional, dog-catching boyfriend is only interested in her fried chicken, and her job stocking auto parts at the Big Mart Distribution Center is going nowhere fast. all this, combined with the fact that Darla's Father abandoned the family "twenty-six years ago next Wednesday", has left her "fraught with deep-seated insecurities." then one night, on a dark deserted country road, a woman named Lucky Tibbs teaches Darla how to change a flat tire - and in doing so, change her life. Now Darla is on a quest to find her true "destiny", a journey that takes her into the inner world of stock car racing and includes an unexpected friendship with a gay, black college professor, a head-on collision with a car battery, and a heavenly visit with the late Dale earnhardt. It's one helluva ride with a lot of "tradin' paint" but Darla discovers that it's the bump in the road that makes the trip worthwhile. . .

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Where Trouble Sleeps

Synopsis:
as the result of a messy head-on collision, the town of Listre has put up a blinker light at its single intersection. But that light soon attracts unwanted attention in the form of Jack Umstead, a car thief who decides to make Listre the scene of his next crime. as he waits for the right moment to strike, he encounters the townsfolk whose lives will change forever when a dog named Trouble wakes up from his nap.

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adapted from Clyde edgerton's novel

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Wooden Snowflakes

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Life has left forty-year-old eve Lawson bitter and cynical. She unequivocably refutes not only the existence of God and true love but also any belief in America's favorite folk hero, Santa Claus. then her car slides off an icy Kentucky road on Christmas eve and she finds herself seeking shelter at the home of Simon Peter Whitaker, woodcarver and Christmas expert nonpareil. Simon wholeheartedly embraces the magic of the season and everything it entails, including belief in the "jolly old elf". as the night unfolds, Simon and eve, Believer and Unbeliever, find themselves clashing time and time again as old wounds, long suppressed, struggle to the surface to be healed by the Love that is Christmas.

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