You have to realize, this play isn't real. It’s a play. And I love to play. So I played around with little bits of reality, and came up with this story. I have written lots of plays in my life, starting in elementary school, but I’d never written a ten minute play before. Seeing the ten-minute play competition last year gave me the impetus to try and write one of my own. It was a lot of fun for me to think up an idea and then make it fit within ten minutes. I bounced it off a couple of good friends, and got some very helpful feedback. After I had the general story down, I read it aloud, timed it, and then cut it and pasted it, and read it aloud again and timed it again, and switched lines around, until it fit into ten minutes. Of course, I never expected it to be chosen for the Lake Effect Fringe Festival, but I thought, as I worked frantically to make the deadline, “Well, you started this, so you’d better follow through.” How wonderful to get a beautiful “Christmas present,” that it was to be included in the Festival! I am so honored that GLASSMAN IN LIMBO is going to be a part of this event, thrilled to be working with the great talent at The Stark Turn Players, and excited to see it performed on stage. I have total trust in Adam Hyde, the director, having worked with him before on other projects. But, remember, this is all make-believe. Please don’t assume that this play is actually based on any Jewish practice or belief concerning the after-life. Just sit back and enjoy the premise. Thank you for the opportunity.
Glassman in Limbo will be performed February 27 - March 1 at the Dog Story Theater, presented as a part of the 2015 Lake Effect Fringe Festival. Adam J. Hyde directs the cast of Michael Dodge, Maria Leigh, Frank VanPelt, Christopher Beaman and Nancy Dodge.