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Michele Raper Rittenhouse

MICHELE RAPER RITTENHOUSE  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Susan Schulman Literary Agency  


Michele Raper Rittenhouse attended id Theater's Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, the Double X Theatre Festival in London, ONeill National Playwrights Conference, received the Witter Bynner Fellowship, New Century Award, and Nat Horne Award, produced at Lincoln Center-Bruno Walter Auditorium, Public Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, in LA, Austin, Boulder and NJ.

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below is a list of Michele Raper Rittenhouse's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Angel On My Shoulder         Ghosts of Rowan Oak, The         Heartland         In The Arms Of Baby Jesus         Lost Armadillo Cafe         Month of May, The         Oak Table, The         Red Rover         Scenario, The         Stories From Home         Weep No More



Angel On My Shoulder

Synopsis:
Luke, a soldier of fortune returns to New York and discovers that he has a sixteen year old daughter. The daughter has become involved with a gang and is using drugs. He takes her off into the woods for his version of rehab

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Ghosts of Rowan Oak, The

Synopsis:
A group of actors rehearsing for a William Faulkner Festival unwittingly evoke ghosts from the American Civil War

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Music by Robert Felstein; lyrics by Robert Felstein And Michele Raper Rittenhouse; book by Michele Raper Rittenhouse. Based on William Faulkner's "The Ghosts of Rowan Oak"

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Heartland

Synopsis:
Katherine is about to have a termination - it will be her third. Her younger selves turn up and talk about the reasons for having the abortions

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In The Arms Of Baby Jesus

Synopsis:
Two Vietnam Vets. Scottie is homeless but gets a job cleaning for an elderly woman, Jenny. Unfortunately his friend Kenny steals money and jewellery from Jenny's flat. This leads to trouble between Scottie and Jenny made worse by Scottie's deteriorating health due to the onset of AIDS

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Equity Workshop    2005

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Play/Drama. - - AIDS, full length

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Lost Armadillo Cafe

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Music And lyrics by Debra Jo Piper And L W Thomas; book by Mark Leonard And Michele Raper Rittenhouse

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Month of May, The

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Clover, Mississippi, 1919; the war to end all wars is over. 3 young women anticipate pursuing their dreams in this new world. Unlike her sister and cousin, Mays only desire is to own and run the family hardware store. That is until she meets John Marshall Delaney, a returning soldier. This war shattered man blindly starts off a series of events that changes Papa Finis' plans for the girls and molds the politics of their community for the next six decades.

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back room at Jimmy's No 43, 43 East 7rd Street, New York City    16 Sep 2013

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Oak Table, The

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A cash strapped writer tries to get a friend to lend her money to pay the rent

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Red Rover

Synopsis:
Clover, Mississippi, 1969: Miss May and the Good Lord have been on the outs for some time now, so when her grandson Robbie is reported M.I.A. overseas, she has little reason to think He'll help her now; yet something in grand-daughter Katie's scheme to lure Robbie - and hope - back from the abyss tugs at Miss May. Encouraging Katie to defy her mother, Miss May unknowingly thrusts Katie into terrible danger risking Katie's life. . .and her own.

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Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, McCall, Idaho    2009

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Scenario, The

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A playwright plans to commit suicide in his friend's apartment until he discovers that his friend is having an affair with his girlfriend

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Stories From Home

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Folk tales from around the world

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Weep No More

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A sequel to "The Month of May" It is now 1946 and May awaits the return of her son from the War in Europe. When he does get back he has a French wife.

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