OPEN [Play] Theft by Jack London-mas

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Post by wib66 » February 13th, 2021, 7:23 pm

Theft, by Jack London (1876 - 1916)
This is a political play which is set in Washington DC. Howard Knox is a congressman and believes that there are corrupt practices going on at the firm of a very wealthy industrialist. Knox is being helped by the industrialists daughter who is helping him to locate documents that will support his claims. (Summary by Michele Eaton)
Source text (please read only from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21936

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Post by wib66 » February 13th, 2021, 7:24 pm

I will also be editor and PL on this project.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 14th, 2021, 4:01 pm

Michele,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
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Post by Kalamareader » February 14th, 2021, 4:47 pm

Hi there you two,

I know this is really early, but may I claim Anthony Starkweather?

Thanks,

Wayne

P.S. MaryAnn, not so much of a 'soothing' voice in this one. :lol:
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Post by ChuckW » February 14th, 2021, 7:44 pm

Can I claim Thomas Chalmers?
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Post by alanmapstone » February 14th, 2021, 7:45 pm

Can I claim Julius Rutland?
I could also do John Gifford as they are in different acts 😺
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Post by wib66 » February 15th, 2021, 1:06 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 4:01 pm
Michele,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
MaryAnn
Thank you MaryAnn

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Post by wib66 » February 15th, 2021, 1:07 am

Kalamareader wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 4:47 pm
Hi there you two,

I know this is really early, but may I claim Anthony Starkweather?

Thanks,

Wayne

P.S. MaryAnn, not so much of a 'soothing' voice in this one. :lol:
Thank you I will sign you up

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Post by wib66 » February 15th, 2021, 1:07 am

ChuckW wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 7:44 pm
Can I claim Thomas Chalmers?
Thank you I will sign you up

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Post by wib66 » February 15th, 2021, 1:07 am

alanmapstone wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 7:45 pm
Can I claim Julius Rutland?
I could also do John Gifford as they are in different acts 😺
Thank you I will sign you up

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Post by wib66 » February 15th, 2021, 4:13 am

thank you
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Post by EltonTheSnowman » February 15th, 2021, 6:37 am

Hi, I’d like to claim Margaret Chalmers. :)
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Post by wib66 » February 15th, 2021, 6:45 am

EltonTheSnowman wrote:
February 15th, 2021, 6:37 am
Hi, I’d like to claim Margaret Chalmers. :)
Thank you I will sign you up

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Post by Kalamareader » February 15th, 2021, 1:10 pm

wib66 wrote:
February 15th, 2021, 1:07 am
Kalamareader wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 4:47 pm
Hi there you two,

I know this is really early, but may I claim Anthony Starkweather?

Thanks,

Wayne

P.S. MaryAnn, not so much of a 'soothing' voice in this one. :lol:
Thank you I will sign you up
Michele,

I was just getting ready to start recording when it hit me, how much "background" or "insight" do you want in the 'character' intro at the beginning of Act I.

Wayne
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Post by wib66 » February 15th, 2021, 2:10 pm

Kalamareader wrote:
February 15th, 2021, 1:10 pm


Michele,

I was just getting ready to start recording when it hit me, how much "background" or "insight" do you want in the 'character' intro at the beginning of Act I.

Wayne
Hi Wayne I am going to ask the narrator to read the descriptions for the characters so just the usual intro please

Mr Starkweather read by ........

Hope that's ok

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