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Gregory J Lavelle

GREGORY J LAVELLE  (1950 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Gregory J. Lavelle is an attorney from North Olmsted, Ohio who has written and produced collections of low royalty plays under the title Plays for Pennies and a group of low budget plays suitable for fund-raisers as dinner theater under the title Dining with Drama which are available through the Barnes & Noble website bn.com as "nookbooks". Lavelle is what his wife refers to as a "re-nuisance man", a person with many (non-profitable) interests. Lavelle, who has a Bachelor of Business administration degree, studied drama under Chris Columbi at Kent State University before attending law school at Case Western Reserve University. Lavelle has practiced law for over thirty years and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court. Lavelle is President of the Trustee of the Maple Heights Presbyterian Church and also serves as a Guardian ad litem in the Domestic Relations and Juvenile Courts of Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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below is a list of Gregory J Lavelle's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Branches         Flanagan's Wedding         Fresh Start At The Sunrise Laundromat, A         Fresh Start At The Sunrise Laundromat, A         High Road, The         Jake's Dilemma         Question Of Guilt, State V. Davis, A



Branches

Synopsis:
a two act "interactive" play in which the audience determines the final outcome. a psychiatrist conducts the group discussion concerning the problems the patient, a self-made man, who is facing his mid-life crisis. Through a magic potion, the patient is led through the "branches" in his life where he was faced with choices. The psychiatrist allows him to take the other branch and view the consequences. While the patient believes his choices are imaginary, they are actually real. The audience can choose to bail the patient out or to allow him to face the consequences of his actions with three alternate endings.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Unproduced    -

Company:
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1st Published:
bn.com (nookbooks), 2010   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  11-13            Female:  6-8            Other:  doubling possible

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Flanagan's Wedding

Synopsis:
In County Cork, Ireland, the parents of a thirty-two year old bachelor son, Sean, who lives entirely too comfortably with them, conspire to dupe him into believing that he is being told by God that he should marry his long-time girlfriend. Panic and confusion reign as Sean misinterprets their recorded message from "God" as the fulfillment of a curse by his girlfriend that the devil steal his manhood while he sleeps. a good production for a St. Patrick's Day event. Contains some sexual innuendo.

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1st Produced:
Unproduced    -

Company:
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1st Published:
bn.com (nookbooks), 2010   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy (one act)

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Fresh Start At The Sunrise Laundromat, A

Synopsis:
a Fresh start at the Sunrise Laundromat is a whacky comedy about Bob and Emily, victims of todays' economy who meet Wendel, a homeless man who believes that two unmatched socks that he has "captured" are actually aliens from the planet Scruitol. (No, it's pronounced Screw-ih-toll, with a long "O".) He believes that he will be made Emperor of the planet and gives his solutions to all the problems of the world from the American economy to the Middleast. His solution there is brilliant: have part of Nevada transformed to look like the Middleast, have the Jihadists sedated and transported there and when they awake, tell them that they have won.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Unproduced    -

Company:
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1st Published:
bn.com (nookbooks), 2011   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Fresh Start At The Sunrise Laundromat, A

Synopsis:
a Fresh start at the Sunrise Laundromat is a whacky comedy about Bob and Emily, victims of todays' economy who meet Wendel, a homeless man who believes that two unmatched socks that he has "captured" are actually aliens from the planet Scruitol. (No, it's pronounced Screw-ih-toll, with a long "O".) He believes that he will be made Emperor of the planet and gives his solutions to all the problems of the world from the American economy to the Middleast. His solution there is brilliant: have part of Nevada transformed to look like the Middleast, have the Jihadists sedated and transported there and when they awake, tell them that they have won.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Unproduced    -

Company:
-

1st Published:
bn.com (nookbooks), 2011   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical comedy/drama

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  6            Other:  doubling possible

Further Reference:
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High Road, The

Synopsis:
The play is set in the parlor of a mansion on a cotton plantation in alabama in February of 1860, the year before the start of the Civil War. James Forsythe, age 25, has just returned from studying in the North after the sudden death of his mother. When informed that his father is dying and that he must take over the plantation, he forces a moral dilemma. He has come to believe that slavery is wrong and determines to free his slaves. When Benjamin, his chief slave, makes him realize that the slaves are bound more by their lack of education than their chains, James determines to bring in a teacher to educate the slaves before they are freed. He recruits a teacher, Eve, with whom he falls in love. James faces challenges by the other plantation owners who employ various economic measures and finally resort to threats of violence to attempt to ensure that James is not successful. With the common sense, savvy and help of Benjamin and the surprising wisdom of his "simple" aunt Emily he is able to sell his crop and free the slaves. MaRKETING - The play contains much historically accurate information about the Underground Railroad and pioneer African-Americans in the fields of law, religion, medicine and politics before the Civil War. The play also provides insights into the economics of slavery and the interrelationships of plantation owners, slaves and sharecroppers. The play makes the point that only through education can a person really be free to pursue his dreams. African-American churches can be encouraged to provide their choirs to sing spirituals at the close of the first act and at intermission. any number of African-American children can participate in the school scene and African-American leaders can appear in cameo roles.

Notes:
This play is A highly entertaining teaching tool for Black History Month which clearly demonstates the lesson: Only through education is one Able to become truly free. Royalties Are modest And the costs of production minimal.

1st Produced:
Unproduced    -

Company:
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1st Published:
bn.com (nookbooks), 2010   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  8-9            Female:  3-4            Other:  1 male child

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Jake's Dilemma

Synopsis:
a two act comedy about Jake, paranoid old man running a diner in the middle of nowhere in arizona, who comes to believe that a tourist couple are from outer space and holds them at gunpoint. The husband "humors" Jake with wild tales of being an alien, letting Jake in on "little secrets", like the fact that Earth was originally established as a penal colony, that the hollow moon out by Saturn is a shopping mall and that the "Bermuda Triangle thing" is caused by their beacon. The wife goes bonkers trying to convince Jake that her husband is lying, just saying things that Jake wants to hear. (What a fibber she is!) What becomes apparent in the story is that people are people, no matter what planet they are from. The tagline: Perhaps even a crazy squirrel finds an acorn now and again.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Old Town Hall, North Olmsted, Ohio    31 Jul 2010

Company:
Dover Players

1st Published:
December 22, 2010   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  9-11            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Question Of Guilt, State V. Davis, A

Synopsis:
a two act "interactive" jury trial murder mystery where the audience sits as jury. There are four (4) alternate endings so that the murderer changes with each performance. The trial is on. Was there really a murder? If so, who did it? The audience/jury decides the fate of the defendant, but the question of whether there was a murder and who did it changes, depending on which version of the script is played. Each of the four endings has a surprise twist.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Old Town Hall, North Olmsted, Ohio    31 Oct 2010

Company:
Dover Players

1st Published:
bn.com (nookbooks), 2010   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Murder mystery drama

Parts:
Male:  4-10            Female:  4-10            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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