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Splendor in Midland: 100 reads and featured at Scribd September 5, 2009

Posted by William Spear in >> Playwriting, >> Radio Drama.
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THE SPLENDOR IN MIDLAND has been read 100 times in it’s first day at Scribd. Inspired by Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Magnificent Ambersons,” Splendor tells the story of Georgie Amberson Minafer, the next generation of the wealthy Amberson family.

Georgie Amberson Minafer is viewed with contempt by the residents of Midland. Since his antics as a spoiled youth, they have longed to see him get knocked down a notch or two. But no one could have imagined the pounding he would go through.

THE SPLENDOR IN MIDLAND is about Georgie and his families, the Ambersons and Minafers, as they face financial and personal upheavals. The return of the Morgans, absent for 20 years after a public humiliation, rekindles ancient recollections and ignites new emotions.

Episode One, titled, “A Gem in Its Setting,” takes place on Christmas Eve at the Amberson Towers in Midland. The occasion is their annual holiday open house and this year the family is celebrating Georgie’s sophomore year in college.

The evening begins with laughter and smiles as Eugene Morgan is reunited with childhood friends Isabel Amberson Minafer, Georgie’s mother, and Jack Amberson, Georgie’s uncle.

But the party ends with a somber tone and sets into motion events which will make the participants wonder if there is any splendor remaining in Midland.


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