Storm on Storm

Norton Templer has been struck by lightning twice, gaining fame as New Jersey’s “weather-provoking” Lawn Furniture Salesman. But the real storm is at home, where his wife grows cold and his daughter is terrified to have him at her wedding.
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Storm on Storm

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  • Nora Louise Syran:
    21 Jan. 2022
    A walking pathetic fallacy! Loved it. Witty banter juxtaposed with real warmth despite the cold atmospheric weather throughout. Well done!
  • Ricardo Soltero-Brown:
    23 Apr. 2020
    A sweet soupçon of romance, a well knitted and effective short mixed with the ingredients of a 1930s remarriage comedy and a Mike Leigh family drama. Chicky has been living with Norton's peculiar problem for long enough, but what causes her to confront him about it and task him with going at it from each angle possible? It's now effecting their daughter...her wedding no less. Although actually solving every aspect of their circumstance is basically unrealistic, the play serves as a reflection on accepting all of the good and the bad that comes with the one you love.
  • Paul Donnelly:
    16 Apr. 2020
    A wild yet sweet-natured comic ride! Norton and Chicky contend with inner storms that are far more potent than the meteorologic plague that has befallen Norton. A wacky seeming premise leads to real depth of character development and a satisfying romantic ending.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Artistic New Directions, New York
    ,
    2009

Production History

  • Professional
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    City Theatre of Miami, as part of Eclectic Shorts
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    Radio Theatre Project, Orlando, Florida
    ,
    2016
  • University
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    Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    ,
    2015
  • University
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    Little Black Box Play Festival, McLennan University
    ,
    2014
  • Professional
    ,
    Short Attention Span Festival, The Barn Theatre, Key West, Florida
    ,
    2010
  • Professional
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    StageWorks, Hudson, New York
    ,
    2010
  • Professional
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    City Summer Shorts, City Theatre, Miami
    ,
    2010
  • Professional
    ,
    Boston Theater Marathon
    ,
    2008

Awards

The Best Short Plays of 2015, edited by Lawrence Harbison
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Smith & Kraus
,
2015
Finalist
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Heideman Award
,
Actor's Theatre of Louisville
,
2009