24-Hour Plays

Four writers, four directors, and 30 actors create, rehearse, and perform four one-act plays in 24 hours.
Role: Husband
Author/Director: Patty Arbelt
Production Company: CoHo Productions
Venue: CoHo Theater
Performance Dates: August 1-2, 2009

Good Citizen

On a cold Friday night in March, Minoru Yasui tests the constitutionality of a curfew imposed on all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. “Good Citizen” follows Yasui’s story, and reverberates with the history of a national policy that imprisoned 70,000 U.S. citizens – men, women, and children – without due process. A staged reading as part of the 2010 Fertile Ground Festival of New Works.

Role: Various
Author: George Thompson
Director: Valory Lawrence
Production Company: CoHo Theater (Fertile Ground Festival)
Venue: CoHo Theater
Performance Dates: January 30, 2010, 2 PM and February 2, 7:30 PM

Arsenic and Old Lace (Magenta Theatre)

Mortimer Brewster, a renowned theater critic, discovers that his kindly old aunts have a bad habit of poisoning lonely, old men with elderberry wine to ease their suffering. With the unexpected arrival of Mortimer’s devious and slightly homicidal other brother, Jonathan, things take a turn for the worse. Can Mortimer outwit Jonathan, maintain his engagement, keep the police from finding the truth, and figure out what to do with the body in the window-seat before it’s too late?

Role: Jonathan Brewster
Author: Joseph Kesselring
Director: Darren Mitchell
Production Company: Magenta Theater
Venue: Magenta Theater
Performance Dates: October, 2008

Once Upon a Palace Purple

An “unconventional fairy tale” told in a musical comedy format. Sisters Queen Violet of the Purple Kingdom and Scandalous of the Red Kingdom have been rivals since birth. Now it’s a race to see who can marry off their daughters first. The Red princesses are gorgeous and talented; the Purples, not so much.
Role: King Uberoff, Prince Doofus
Author: Jaynie Roberts
Director: Jaynie Roberts
Production Company: Magenta Theater
Venue: Magenta Theater

Fatal Passage, by Rose Richards

A murder mystery dinner theater set in 1962 on an ocean liner. Hard-boiled Detective Cagney goes undercover to solve the mysterious on-board murder of a New York gangster.

Role: Detective Cagney (Lead)
Author: Rose Richards
Director: Elisabeth Goebel and Donna Sellman-Piorget
Production Company: New Century Players
Venues: Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie OR
Ainsworth House, 19130 Lot Whitcomb Dr

Performance Dates: April – May, 2007

Perfection, by Helen Hill

A misguided doctor enforces his twisted vision of an elite America through a policy of enforced sterilization. Lead role. Performed as a radio play/stage reading July 16, 2006 at the Coho Theater.

Role: Dr. Harrigan
Author: Helen Hill
Director: Amy Gray
Production Company: Third annual Women’s Playwright Festival sponsored by Radiant Theatre
Venue: CoHo Theater
Performance Dates: July 16, 2006

Pretenders in Paradise

Murder at an International Impressionists competition pits performer against performer. Who killed the mime? Elvis, Sonny and Cher, or Dolly?
Role: “Funny” Bono
Author: Rose Richards
Director: Kelley Marchant
Production Company: New Century Players
Venues: Ainsworth House, Oregon City, OR
Schellenberg Center, Milwaukie, OR
Performance Dates: April – May, 2006

Eddie May Murder Mysteries

Dinner theater to die for.
Role: Various
Author: Various
Director: Cathy Rachel Paul
Production Company: Eddie May Murder Mysteries
Venue: various
Performance Dates: Nov. 2005 – Jan 2007