I got an email yesterday from Dennis Cunningham, a Massachusetts actor currently living in South Africa. He will be playing the role of Albert, the father in my play Three the Hard Way, later this month.
The production will be at the Milnerton Playhouse in metropolitan Cape Town, from May 23-31.
"I'm having a ball with the role," he writes. "Wonderful play. Thanks for writing it. I'll let you know how we do."
I also heard from Karen Jeynes, a colleague from the International Centre for Women Playwrights, who lives in Cape Town and plans to see the production. So nice to have friendly eyes and ears around the globe!
I found the theatre's April newsletter on the web - here's an excerpt:
"Three the Hard Way is now in rehearsal with my hardworking cast learning the techniques of playing pool and craps. My suggestion that we have the photo shoot in a pool bar or casino was greeted with great enthusiasm: I just hope they don’t all become candidates for Gamblers Anonymous by the time the play goes on the boards in May."