VARIED LIVES

VARIED LIVES, a MERRY WIVES of WINDSOR for six men, features Milwaukee brewing magnate Mr. Donald John Falstaff, striving for more than just a quiet weekend in the country, & throwing Mr. Fenton Philip Ford's estate, Ford Farms, and its all male cast of characters into chaos. Set in a time when gay marriage wasn’t even a topic for discussion and adoption the only legal recourse, VARIED LIVES examines...
VARIED LIVES, a MERRY WIVES of WINDSOR for six men, features Milwaukee brewing magnate Mr. Donald John Falstaff, striving for more than just a quiet weekend in the country, & throwing Mr. Fenton Philip Ford's estate, Ford Farms, and its all male cast of characters into chaos. Set in a time when gay marriage wasn’t even a topic for discussion and adoption the only legal recourse, VARIED LIVES examines the relationships of 6 men who opt for the only solutions available to them. "Modelled" upon Shakespeare’s MERRY WIVES of WINDSOR, VARIED LIVES is set in the 1930s American Midwest and loosely based on the life & times of American philanthropist Robert Allerton and Allerton Park.
Characters 6 men
Modell ‘Moddy’ Tyrone Smith – 20’s
Mr. Teddy Turner – the butler – 40’s/50’s
Satchel Jefferson– 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: 93 minutes in 3 acts with no intermissions
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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
  • Reading
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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