Thanks again to Iowa Central Community College – and the combined generosities of the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust and the Catherine Deardorf Foundation – I will be returning to the lovely state of Iowa this January and February to help produce the second annual “Arts at the Ridge” event: 2013 edition.

This year is to feature my brand new play, “Starship Inner Prize,” a science-fiction adventure comedy. Here’s the premise:

After being dishonorably discharged for a stellar record of incompetence, Captain “Curt” and his starship, the Inner Prize, are called upon to save the universe when an evil computer program threatens to annihilate all forms of life and the Inner Prize is – coincidently – the only ship in the quadrant.

The masterful Sean Coughlin is to portray our daring spaceship captain, the dazzling Deven Kolluri returns as the no-nonsense Admiral James Harrison, and I will take to the stage myself this year… to play the robot. It is sure to be a fantastic adventure for everyone!

For New Yorkers, a reading of the show will be held at Theatre80, aside the lovely William Barnacle Tavern, on the evening of Monday, December 17th, with a social hour commencing at 6:30pm. Bring your drink tickets, as the more drinks purchased at the bar, the more affordable becomes the reading for your dear production team.