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Dr. Richard Grossman

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"Gagtime!" a 10-minute play/musical
« on: March 22, 2019, 08:04:18 PM »
Hi everybody,

For those in the Boston area, my new 10-minute play/musical “Gagtime!” will be performed at the Boston Theater Marathon XXI on May 19, 2019.  I'll know what time the play will run and which theater company will perform it within a few weeks and post it on this thread.

https://www.bu.edu/bpt/performances/boston-theater-marathon-xvi/

Hope to see you there!

Richard

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Re: "Gagtime!" a 10-minute play/musical
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2019, 09:43:46 PM »
Very exiting, Doc G! 

Congrats, and I look forward to reading the play since I don't live nearby: )

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Re: "Gagtime!" a 10-minute play/musical
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 02:42:06 AM »
I wanna know when you're going to be on Broadway, Doc G!

This is amazing; I'm so excited for you.

I keep wondering if All Those Moments and Dialogues in giving therapy have led to an explosion of conversations in your head, a creative collection of Humans Talking that just HAS to come out. So in your wisdom, you have found the specific creative outlet that is absolutely perfect for this kind of experience. Playwriting!

Just
genius.

Hugs and kudos,
Hops
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Re: "Gagtime!" a 10-minute play/musical
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2019, 04:27:06 PM »
Thanks, Lighter!  I’ll let you know when/where I publish it.   Sorry you can’t be there!

And thanks, Hops!  As you know I’ve spent 40 years intimately observing human beings, inside and out.  So, I guess I have something to write about!  “Gagtime!” is the first sitcom that I have written—I wrote it a couple hours before the submission deadline just to have a piece in the “contest.”  But as one of my dear patients reminded me, the play is all about subtext—and certainly, repetition.  So the only crucial “element” of human behavior (as I write in my book) that is missing is “character.”  Two out of three ain’t bad, so I shouldn’t feel like I completely sold out in order to get the play performed!

Thanks, again, to both of you,

Richard   
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Re: "Gagtime!" a 10-minute play/musical
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2019, 08:35:16 PM »
I do my best work under the gun, Doc.  Can't wait to see what you accomplished in such a short span of time, w hours!  Well done! 

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Re: "Gagtime!" a 10-minute play/musical
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 07:36:02 PM »
Hi everybody,

To those in the Boston area, my 10-minute play/musical "Gagtime!" will be performed in the 2019 Boston Theater Marathon on Sunday, May 19th, at the Calderwood Pavilion (Virginia Wimberly Theatre) in the Boston Center for the Arts. The play will be in the 2 - 3 pm time slot, and I am honored to have Boston based actors and theater arts professors Valerie Madden, Kathleen Donahue, Robert Murphy, and Craig Mathers in the cast--and Joseph Antoun as director! Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 at this URL: https://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/reserve.aspx
I hope to see you there!

Richard 

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Re: "Gagtime!" a 10-minute play/musical
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 05:46:42 PM »
Wish I was there, Doc!

Congrats, and well done: )

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Re: "Gagtime!" a 10-minute play/musical
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 11:20:30 AM »
Thanks, Lighter!  I've been enjoying the rehearsals--a terrific cast and director!

Richard

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Re: "Gagtime!" a 10-minute play/musical
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2019, 02:38:35 PM »
That is soooooooo exciting!
Good on you, Doc G!!

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Re: "Gagtime!" a 10-minute play/musical
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2019, 01:08:35 PM »


Almost show time!

Embrace the butterflies, Doc!
 

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