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Fifth fundraising effort: We are live! September 13, 2009

Posted by William Spear in >> News, >> Playwriting, >> Radio Drama, >> Sounds of Selling, >> Two Plus Plus Productions LLC.
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Two Plus Plus Productions LLC is pleased to announce the launch of Mayonnaise in My Cake and Other Holiday Delights. On January 1, 2009, we announced our intent to publish on October 1 and this is another step toward meeting that goal.

About this project

Mayonnaise in My Cake and Other Holiday Delights is an anthology of original radio scripts, short stories, and spoken word presented through the genres of literary adaptations, contemporary drama, history, and sports.

The decision to publish in October is an acknowledgement that the warmth of summer is behind us and the days and nights are increasingly colder. There are dramatic topics contained in the book – death, loss of a parent, and recalling to mind the plights of soldiers whose whereabouts are unknown.

But there are also moments that shed Winter’s cold and produce sparkling warmth – a Christmas song whose chorus is sung by hundreds of guests at a holiday open house, an aging film actor grasping for one more shot at stardom, and the raucous, rolling energy of professional football.

However, rather than reading about Mayonnaise in My Cake and Other Holiday Delights, consider reading the selections that will be in the book:

It Suits Her
Summary – The future of a young woman, trapped inside a job she despises but needs, and the comeback of an aging movie star, bankrupt after years of drinking, collide in a tailoring shop.



Splendor in Midland – Episode One
Summary – 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.

Inspired by Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Magnificent Ambersons,” SPLENDOR IN MIDLAND tells the story of Georgie and his families, the Ambersons and Minafers, as well as the Morgans, as they all face financial and personal upheavals.



Swing for the Fences – Episode One
Summary – Jake Alston’s entire world is playing baseball with his father. But when his dad is killed in World War One, Jake’s world is destroyed.



The Past is Present
Summary – THE PAST IS PRESENT is a celebration of the 75th anniversay of the Industrial Football League (IFL) of Roberts County. It is also the last work of legendary sports announcer, Johnny Parks.



The Table
Summary – A simple table with settings for six awaits its guests. But who are the guests and will they come? More importantly, can they come?



Also in the book are the following:

Celebrating Johnny Parks
Summary and link are forthcoming.

Mayonnaise in My Cake
The title selection for the book. Summary and link are forthcoming.

An excerpt from a novel in progress
Title, summary, and link are forthcoming.

Lit Between the Ears, Volume One: Chekhov, O. Henry, Spear and Tarkington On the Air
We are also reprinting our first book, “Lit Between the Ears, Volume One: Chekhov, O. Henry, Spear and Tarkington On the Air.” Published in 2006, all the plays in Lit Between the Ears have been produced or workshopped.

Summary – The plays range from a self-imposed 15-year prison sentence in “The Wager,” a countdown to death in “When the Last Leaf Falls,” a singing debut and attempted murder in “You Didn’t Have To Go” and three families’ diverging fortunes in “The Splendor in Midland.” Geraldine Downes, Jonesy, Donna Herb, Georgie Amberson Minafer and other characters tell their stories set in a banker’s mansion, art studio, nightclub and Midwest America.

Of particular note is the evolution of “Splendor in Midland.” Its 2006 debut was a strict adaptation of Tarkington’s nove, “The Magnificent Ambersons.” Three years later, it is “inspired by Tarkington’s novel” and fully contemporized.


Going Forward
Throughout our project, we will be posting updates on our blog, Lit Between the Ears. We will also be updating our home at Scribd. We also have a few performance dates in the near future as well.

Thanks for your attention; we look forward to seeing you at a book signing or having you in an audience.

All the best,

William E. Spear
Two Plus Plus Productions LLC

Lit Between the Ears

Catalog at Scribd

Progress towards our goal may be tracked on Kickstarter at the following:


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