May 2010 Newsletter
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Monthly Play Reading Series
Our monthly play reading series (first Saturday of each month) continues at the lovely Jamul Haven Bed and Breakfast. Come out to enjoy the beautiful facility and gardens, mingle with other San Diego theater folks, enjoy Marianne's cooking, and discover next year's Broadway hit yourself. Best of all, it's free. All readings are at Jamul Haven, 13518 Jamul Drive, Jamul, CA. It's about a 20 minute drive from downtown San Diego.

Out of town guests can combine the reading with a weekend getaway at one of San Diego's best Bed and Breakfasts. Visit www.jamulhaven.com for photos or to book a reservation.

This month's reading:
Saturday, 1 May, 5 PM - 7 PM (arrive at 4:30 PM)

The Pie Dialogues by Joseph Lauinger

A heart warming comedy about raising a child in today's society. "The Pie Dialogues" is one of the plays included in the forthcoming anthology, "Regional best 2011."

Joe Lauinger’s plays have been performed throughout the United States and in Canada, England, Australia, and India. Mother’s Day (2000) was a finalist at the Humana Festival and was produced at Gallery Players in Brooklyn, NY, and at the Stamford Center for the Arts in Connecticut in 2001. His one-acts have appeared at many festivals including the Samuel French Love Creek Festival (NYC), the Attic Theatre (L.A.), the Nantucket Theater (MA), and the TANYS Festival of 2000 where “What A Moon!”, directed by Joe, won Best Short Play. “The Green Cheese Mystery” won the John V. Gurry Competition for Best Short Play in 2001, awarded by Confrontation. “Rich on Skins” won Best Play at the Shortened Attention Span Festival at the Players Theatre in
Greenwich Village in 2007, and “The Chamberpot” won the
Golden Curtain Award (Best of Festival) at the New Voice Play Festival 2008 at the Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV. The Pie Dialogues was developed under the title of Dawn and Sean in the 2006 Gallery Players Reading Series and won Best Play as a staged reading at the Dayton Playhouse FutureFest 2007 in Dayton, Ohio. It was produced at the Main Street Theater in Houston, TX, during February and March 2009. Joe teaches dramatic literature at Sarah Lawrence College in New York and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Next Month's Reading

No reading in June, we'll be in NYC
Learn more about the reading series here
American International Theater, Inc. and The Red Door Theatre are jointly producing three plays in NYC this June, and tickets are on sale now for $18 each. Shows run on a rotating schedule at The Producer's Club, 358 West 54th Street, so see one or see them all:

Dickinson: The Secret Story of Emily Dickinson

Eliot: A New Musical

N.I.C.E.: A National Health Care debate comedy

(all by William Roetzheim)

Please help us spread the word about these shows.

Marianne and I will be in NYC for most of the time between May 5th and June 7th if you'd like to schedule a time to get together for coffee.
Buy tickets to our NYC performances here
Poetry Corner
by William Roetzheim
In honor of Memorial Day, and my daughter Elizabeth's on-going deployment over to the Middle East, I'll share a poem about my induction into the U.S. Navy as an aviator back in 1977. Although most of this is written in iambic pentameter, the final stanza is properly read in “marching cadence” where anapests dominate and the stress corresponds with the right foot hitting the pavement, as follows:

I - knew a GAL - who was DRESSED - in RED,
SHE - had a PARK-ing meter- ON - her BED.

Recruit

While lost, I toddled off to join the Navy,
with hopes I’d learn to fly and find my Willie
in aviation’s cradle, Pensacola.
I took the choo-choo through Mobile and joined
with other kids who left their cribs to rattle
sabers, pacify the populace,
fly from carriers, and diaper
the ragheads who were less than animals.
Running, we learned songs of death and glory,
found our role was but to do and die,
crash and burn, buy the farm, but first we do
it to the other guy. A sea of green
with bobbing sheen of pink that bobbed in time
to stomping feet and ribald songs of whores
and pimps, sung anapest to match our steps.

I knew a gal who was dressed in red,
she had a parking meter on her bed.
I knew a gal who was dressed in black,
She made her living lying on her back.
Sound off . . .
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Calendar
Reading Series:
1 May, 5 PM, The Pie Dialogues by Joseph Lauinger
All readings at 13518 Jamul Drive, Jamul, CA 91935

Dickinson
The Producer's Club
358 West 44TH ST
New York, NY 10036
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 03, 2010 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 05, 2010 8:00 PM
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 2:00 PM
Friday, June 11, 2010 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 13, 2010 3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 19, 2010 2:00 PM

T.S. Eliot
The Producer's Club
358 West 44TH ST
New York, NY 10036
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 2:00 PM
Friday, June 04, 2010 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 06, 2010 3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 12, 2010 2:00 PM
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 19, 2010 8:00 PM

N.I.C.E.
The Producer's Club
358 West 44TH ST
New York, NY 10036
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 05, 2010 2:00 PM
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 12, 2010 8:00 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:00 PM
Friday, June 18, 2010 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 20, 2010 3:00 PM

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About William Roetzheim
William Roetzheim is an award winning poet, playwright, and
writer. He began his career in the fine arts in 2001 after retiring from the technology industry. Since that time he has founded a highly aclaimed small press, written or edited several award winning books, directed and produced fifteen spoken word audio CDs, and with his wife Marianne, started an art focused Bed and Breakfast outside of San Diego.
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