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ROSEMARY FRISINO TOOHEY

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  • A reading of one of my short plays at the Kennedy Center got a thumbs-up from Opplaud Washington. "The Playwrights Group of Baltimore presented On the Edge, a ninety minute program of eight short readings by as many different playwrights. If we had to choose just one of the eight very different pieces to spotlight, for our money Rosemary Frisino Toohey's Fish From Heaven was the standout here, deftly pitting a Latin American couple against each other over cultural and religious values."

  • Not one, but two productions of Socks are scheduled in Australia this fall. The quizzical tale about footwear abandoned in a clothes dryer will be done at the St. Peter's Girls School in Woodcroft, west of Sydney, in September, and then at Hillcrest Christian College in Tugun, Queensland, in November.

  • Cosmic Fruit Bowl is set for a production in late September in Kentucky. The existential comedy that spotlights turmoil in a fruit bowl goes up at Davies County High School in Owensboro.

  • Also in September, Frozen Fish Sticks will be done in the Chicago area at Mundelein High School in Palatine.

  • Ahead in October, 34B , one of the author's series of "bra" plays, opens in Baltimore at the Downtown Cultural Center at 401 N. Howard Street. The play will be done two Wednesday evenings: October 11th and 18th at 7:30 pm. Also featured: works by two other Baltimore playwrights, Kevin Kostic and Robert Garcia.

  • The sexy comedy Berry Season , winner of the British Theatre Challenge in London and now published by Lazy Bee Scripts, will be produced in Reno, Nevada in October by the Sierra Canyon Theater Group.

  • You can't keep a good woman down. The 25th production of Gladys in Wonderland is scheduled for early 2018. Thibodaux Players in Thibodaux, Louisiana will produce the comedy for two weekends in January.

  • And the playwright is very excited about the premiere of her first musical. Judy and the General, a re-telling of the Judith/Holofernes tale opens at The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre in Baltimore June 29th, 2018 for a 5-weekend run. Book, music and lyrics penned by the playwright.



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    The playwright is elated to note that her published plays are now included in the collections of dozens of university libraries including Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, Brown, NYU, Texas A & M, Calgary and the University of Kwa Zulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa …just in case you happen to be in the neighborhood!

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