Karen Ruetz

Karen Ruetz

Karen, a native North Carolinian, now lives in Marietta, Georgia. Over twenty years ago, she auditioned for her first theatrical production and has been hooked ever since. She uses her acting experience to create stories and compelling characters as a playwright.

Plays

  • The Art of Deception
    Lila, an Alzheimer’s patient, is discovering her artistic voice as her mind declines. When she gives her daughter her first completed painting, Jennifer makes a decision that starts an avalanche of lies and deceit that could ultimately end her career and her fragile relationship with her mother.
  • For A Good Time...Mary?
    Described as a little bit naughty, but a whole lot of funny! When Ed gets laid off after 23 years, his wife Mary has no idea how they are going to make ends meet until he finds a new job. Mary has never worked outside the home, and she has Ed’s 84 year old mother to take care of. When her friend, Jenny, asks Mary to take over her side business while she’s on a cruise, Mary sees it as her opportunity to help...
    Described as a little bit naughty, but a whole lot of funny! When Ed gets laid off after 23 years, his wife Mary has no idea how they are going to make ends meet until he finds a new job. Mary has never worked outside the home, and she has Ed’s 84 year old mother to take care of. When her friend, Jenny, asks Mary to take over her side business while she’s on a cruise, Mary sees it as her opportunity to help meet the family’s expenses, but will she be able to keep it secret that she is now working as a Phone Sex Operator?
  • A Good Move
    It’s time to move Grammy out of her home and into the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Mary, and no one is very happy about the idea, especially Grammy. But when her landlord, Arnold, tries to put his “good moves” on both Mary and her daughter Sam, it might just be enough to bring the whole family together to have their revenge.
  • Heart Attack
    Two women meet for the first time in a cardiac surgical waiting room. What will happen when they discover they are both waiting for the same man?
  • No More, Santa
    Mrs. Claus is not happy when she discovers Santa has been taking male sexual enhancement drugs. She goes to his urologists's office to confront his doctor, but will Mrs. Claus be able to maintain her composure or will she hit the roof?
  • Ice, Ice, Santa

    It’s getting close to Christmas and Santa has his hands full. When an employee of Homeland Security (ICE) comes to verify documentation of Santa's elves or they will be deported, what’s Santa to do?