The Forresters: A Downtown Appointment November 27, 2010Posted by William Spear in >> Two Plus Plus Productions LLC.
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The Forresters: A Downtown Appointment, Part One
An unnamed eighth grader has been seaching for a “tall, geeky guy” for the past two years. The eighth grader gets a lead and heads out to Flemington, New Jersey. But who is the “tall, geeky guy” and why is he being sought?
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2010: Move the Needle January 4, 2010Posted by William Spear in >> Lit Between the Ears, Volume Two, >> Playwriting, >> Two Plus Plus Productions LLC, audio theatre, radio play, spoken word.
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Welcome to the New Year, 2010. It is our sincerest hope that 2009 was successful.
But it is our further wish that 2010 moves the needle on your biggest goals and objectives.
2009 was great at Two Plus Plus. We were inspired by one single word: Believe. That word infused everything we touched and aspired for during all tweve months and the results were exceptional:
- Published eight new works for our Mayonnaise in My Cake anthology;
- Succeeded with Off the Pipes, our entry in the National Playwriting Month challenge;
- Conducted three workshops on radio drama;
- Finished and published the first chapter – Grandfather’s Last Race? – of our novel tentatively titled Phantom of the Racetrack; and
- Wrote, Produced, and Directed three performances of Lit Between the Ears – the Plays of William E. Spear.
For 2010, our goals are both larger and smaller:
- Finish first and subsequent drafts of Phantom of the Racetrack by October 1 for consideration by agents or publishers;
- Finalize for sale Mayonnaise in My Cake and Other Holiday Delights by April 1;
- Better communicate within the community of writers, performers, and directors that connect through Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook;
- Write the second episode of Splendor In Midland;
- Write the second episode of Swing for the Fences; and
- Do all of the above with grace and style.
In short, I intend to move the needle.
Company is welcome.
Warm personal regards,
William E. Spear
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Pleased to Announce: The Stories of Mayonnaise in My Cake and Other Holiday Delights are Published October 2, 2009Posted by William Spear in >> News, >> Playwriting, >> Radio Drama, >> Sounds of Selling, >> Two Plus Plus Productions LLC, audio theatre, radio play.
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Early in the morning of Thursday 1 October, Two Plus Plus Productions LLC published the short story titled MAYONNAISE IN MY CAKE. It is about an unnamed character who is an academically trained and professionally experienced chef but is invisible around his fiancee’s family, the Clarksons. On Thanksgiving Day he is going with his fiancee to her family for a large meal. Standing on the porch of her parent’s house he realized the following:
The Clarksons, like most families, were a universe unto themselves. Unfathomable, but comically hostile, planets dominated the landscape.”
He seemed destined to remain invisible until he created a memorable impression when he insisted on not putting any mayonnaise in his cake. The ending is enjoyable and one I’d like to try in real life.
However, and in a larger sense, 1 October 2009 was the publication of our anthology MAYONNAISE IN MY CAKE AND OTHER HOLIDAY DELIGHTS. When we announced on 1 January 2009 our intent to publish the anthology, 1 October seemed like an impossibly short amount of time to accomplish the task.
But we had been inspired by dear friends who gave us a one-word mantra: “Believe.” We expanded it into “Believe, Simply Believe” and that became our rallying cry. No matter how late the hour or miserable the conditions of a piece, we kept coming back to “Believe, Simply Believe.” The plays and stories ultimately evolved into representative offerings of their genre.
The original goal of publishing a book was sidetracked due to technology issues – read, crashed hard drive – but we opted for publishing the individual stories. So the content is present even if it must be read in eight separate files.
Work is not done. We will continue our fundraising efforts and building a single book from the eight stories. There are new stories to be written. But along the way, we will continue to “Believe, Simply Believe.”
Mayonnaise in My Cake
Two Plus Plus Productions LLC
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