Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Break a Leg, Drake!

I just read that a high school student named Drake Spina will be attending a national speech tournament where he will perform a one-man show version of one of my short plays: "How To Kiss a Girl." Check out the article on Drake at this Ohio News Reporter.

This is a bold undertaking because the play has about ten characters, so I applaud this young man's bravery.

Here's the premise to give you an idea of the craziness Mr. Spina is about to experience in front of a live audience:

When young Ken Beardsley gets ready for his very first date, he decides to download audio advice from across the centuries in order to impress his high school crush, Steph. However, the date quickly spirals out of control as he tries to simultaneously follow dating tips from a communist-fearing nationalist from the '50s, a swashbuckling pirate, a sweet southern belle, and a puritanical pilgrim. Poor Ken realizes that if he really wants to win Steph's heart, he'll need to tune out his smartphone and tune in to his own instincts before it's too late.

(Available at Playscripts.com) 

I wish I could be there because I am very curious to see how he pulls off the kiss at the end of the play!

(PS... Unfortunately, despite the title of this play, there is no useful advice about kissing techniques.) 

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