Missed Opportunity

I spent a solid few hours conceiving of a brand new play, and was really surprised when people I know at the A.R.T. (box office staff) and the Huntington (coat check temps) rejected it outright.

In the play, there’s a little sports fan, maybe 8 years old, who gets himself worked into a lather in the days leading up to the big AFC football matchup, then sees his hopes dashed in a few painful hours watching the actual game.  

He turns to his Dad for emotional support, but can’t find the old coot anywhere in the house. Finally, he hears something weird going on in the bathroom. Someone is being strangled! The little boy kicks open the bathroom door to find his Dad weeping bitterly over the football loss, his face pressed into a towel to squelch the sobbing.

The Dad has no choice but blame someone for his emotional weakness, and goes to his local congressperson to protest “That damnable NFL and their violent, and yet inexplicably magnetic, product!” He’s ready to sue the league for the emotional stress it’s putting on his family, especially his son (when, let’s face it, the Dad is the emotional basket case.)

The rest of the play is a courtroom drama with hearings. Then, we cut to a future that is free of tackle football and all the violent battles. But, it turns out, not free of the crushing emotional distress!

(And all the A.R.T. can talk about is the “Donkey Show.”)

Debonair (A Poem)
My AFC Championship Game Prediction


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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Trumpian Tweetage Haiku Continuum



Republican Congressmen
Two wins now in doubt.


Dems love Sessions now
Same thing: lyin' James Comey
Saint-like. Really sick.


Russia: "nothing to
do with meddling." Why isn't
Hillary looked at?


The Special Counsel
I’ve done nothing wrong



The phony witch hunt

The soon to be released book
Looks like a big hit


Fake News Media

Together with the witch hunt:

My best poll numbers


“Caravans” coming

Must go nuclear option.



We don’t have a wall

Not going to have a country



Trade Wars are good and

Easy to win. They get cute?

Don't trade; we win big!


Gun-adept coaches

Weapons-talented teachers

Instantly Shooting


Promote the Fake Book

Mentally Deranged Author

False Information


Now that collusion

With Russia: a total hoax



Kim Jong Un, I too

Have a nuclear button.

And my button works.



Tax cut/Reform bill

Massive Alaska Drilling

Incredible Year



United Nations

Sanctions on North Korea

World wants Peace, not Death



False Accusations.

Women I don't know. FAKE NEWS!

Collusion. Russia.


Army Navy Game





He's bad on Crime, Life, Border.




Time Magazine Called

Prob'ly "Person of the Year"

I took a pass. Thanks!


The Christmas Story

Mother, Father, Baby Son

Jesus Christ. Bahrain.


Matt Lauer just fired

When will top executives

Be fired for Fake News? 

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