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Prime Online Presents:
A Knavish Piece of Mystery

October 1st, 2020

Something strange is afoot at the New Town Theater. A dressing room is locked. Two actors are missing. And You are there to join the investigation as a cast and crew confront a mystery in which nothing is as it seems.

Get out your spy glasses and notepads … and prepare to take part in a behind-the-scenes adventure that explores the intersection of life and storytelling — an investigation in which You will discover that mysteries are everywhere.

To that end, after you finish listening, be sure to join the investigation by visiting the Prime Online Comments and Suggestions page, then plan to join us next Thursday as the mystery continues with Episode 2 of Prime Stage Theatre’s A Knavish Piece of Mystery. I’ll meet you there!

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September 23rd, 2020

This site has been quiet for a while.

Things have been busy, what with dodging the microscopic shrapnel of World War C. Through it all, I’ve been doing my best to learn from the examples set by writers who lived through past epidemics – Sherwood Anderson, Beatrix Potter, and W.E.B. Du Bois (all of whom wrote during the 1918 flu outbreak); and Francesco Petrarca, Thomas Nash, and William Shakespeare (who penned some of their greatest works during Europe’s deadliest plagues).

Clearly, staying at home can have positive side effects for a writer.

So … although it may not be evident from this website (where I haven’t posted since April), I’ve nevertheless been working.

One project, begun shortly after The Wicket Library released  “The Other Kind” back in February, is a new audio drama for Prime Stage Mystery Theatre titled “A Knavish Piece of Mystery.” The program will be a five-part who-done-it, with Prime Stage releasing a new episode each Thursday in October at primestage.com.

“Knavish” is just one of the virtual programs that Prime Online will be offering this fall. Together, these shows will fill the gap left by the live performances that have been moved to 2021-22. Among those plays is my newly completed adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, now set to premiere next fall.

So … while we’re waiting for the good doctor to shout, “It’s alive!” we’ll have plenty of virtual content to keep us entertained. And, since the five episodes of “Knavish” will be interactive, we’ll get to solve that story’s mystery together.

Click the audio player below to hear more about Prime Stage Mystery Theatre’s “A Knavish Piece of Mystery.” I’ll meet you there.

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