VARIED LIVES

VARIED LIVES, a MERRY WIVES of WINDSOR for six men, features Milwaukee brewing magnate Mr. Don John Falstaff striving for more than just a weekend in the country & throwing Mr. Fenton Philip Ford's estate and its VARIED LIVES into chaos. Set in a time, 1930, when marriage was not an option and adoption the only possibility. A very different look at the gay marriage debate. "Modelled" upon...
VARIED LIVES, a MERRY WIVES of WINDSOR for six men, features Milwaukee brewing magnate Mr. Don John Falstaff striving for more than just a weekend in the country & throwing Mr. Fenton Philip Ford's estate and its VARIED LIVES into chaos. Set in a time, 1930, when marriage was not an option and adoption the only possibility. A very different look at the gay marriage debate. "Modelled" upon Shakespeare's MERRY WIVES of WINDSOR and very loosely suggested by the life of American philanthropist Robert Allerton and Allerton Park. Characters 6 men Modell ‘Moddy’ Terrence Smith – 20’s Mr. Teddy Turner – the butler – 40’s/50’s Satchel Baggins – 20’s Mr. Fenton Philip Ford – 40s/50’s Mr. Princeton Percival Page – 40s/50’s Mr. Donald John Falstaff – a brewer from Milwaukee – 40’s/50’s Off stage characters/voices – Cook, Gardener, Knockers, Pullman, Poolman, Nickels, Knuckles SETTING: A country estate’s kitchen in the American Heartland TIME FRAME: Autumn 1930 RUNNING TIME: 89 minutes in 3 acts with no intermissions http://variedlives.weebly.com/
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VARIED LIVES

Development History

  • Reading
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    At BGSQD First Reading March 1, 2015 at BGSQD Bookstore in the LGBTQ Center W13th St,NYC Cast: RobertMeksin,DavidBrown,RonNummi,BradyCudmore,TimothyConnell,ColinCramer
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    2015
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    At TAI Second reading October 2015 at The Actor's Institute,TAI,W.30th St,NYC CAST: EricJohnson,JeanBrassard,DrewMoore,DrewBolander,CameronMoser,MickBleyer
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    2015