An Ides of March Adventure…Into Your Mind


The Greyson Variations

A Radio Play

for Tomorrow’s Today

by Nelson Clark


Here’s the (brief) story. An ambitious and interesting theatrical group in Petaluma, CA has sought out plays all over the world to produce as radio plays. One of those was mine. They recorded it last week and live-streamed it this week. Go here now — right now, go on — to listen.
A couple of things:

  • It’s short! Only twenty minutes. Plus, they even put a blooper reel at the end.
  • Virginia and I like it, think the actresses did a fine job, but a few transitions make it so you really need to pay attention near the end. Which is why…
  • I highly recommend headphones so you can get the full effect.
  • Lastly, if you are so inclined, let me know what you think. The good, bad, and ugly. I encourage all opinions and don’t worry, I will be silently judging you for whatever you think (!)
  • This is the science fiction version of another play that will be performed on April 14-15, 2018 in Northport, New York. Completely different than what you’ll hear and part of a festival of short plays. Hey, if you’re in NY, check it out. I have another play, THE WISE WOMEN, that will have a staged reading four days later on April 19 in Manhattan. Okay, if you just have to know, I have another short play, CHAPEL OF BONES, that will be performed in Phoenix, AZ in April as well. So, despite T.S. Elliot, April for me is NOT the cruelest month. In fact, bring it on!
Love you all, ciao for now, enjoy!


About ragingtraveler

Hello there! Welcome to this crazy little blog of mine. The title is a reference to the famous Dylan Thomas poem, "Do not go gentle into that good night" (but rage against the dying of the light, etc. -- I drank a shot of Jameson's whisky in his honor at the White Horse pub in New York City a while back, a place where it is said he drank 18 shots of Jameson and died that night at 39; but that's another story.) And as Thomas declares in the poem, and if you are anything like me, you will not give up. You will not fade away. You will not go gentle into that good night. You will rage against the dying of of the light. You want to explore everything this life has to offer before we are dragged off, kicking and screaming, to that next Great Adventure. So let's see what this adventure is all about, shall we? Hey, along with my wife Virginia and our faithful dog, Wyatt Earp Clark (don't ask; it is supposed to be 'ironic'), we just moved to Portugal! For a year. Call it a gap year for geezers; an experiment in grey; an are-you-crazy-or-what-senior-meltdown -- call it whatever you like, but this is our way of stepping out of our comfort zone, not settling in for life's last stand. Call it brave or foolish (or a little of both), we are committed to taking a peek around every corner we can. While we still can. Care to join us? Welcome aboard, matey! View all posts by ragingtraveler

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