Happy Birthday, Leonard in play festival!

The Player’s Theater Short Play and Music Festival (with a focus on Sex!) has invited us to present my short play “Happy Birthday, Leonard” from February 22-26 in Greenwich Village.  It will be directed by Pamela Wilson and feature Joan Shepard and Sophie Lauren.  We are excited to be part of the Festival and have started putting the show together.  We will have more details as we get closer including an inside ticket discount code and performance times.  And there will be more news about this show in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!

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As always you can find more information on my website http://www.walterthinnes.com and on Twitter @walterthinnes

Hold the dates for Plays & Prestidigitation #7 – The Politically Incorrect Version

Periodically I present a series called Plays & Prestidigitation at Polaris North.  I offer the opportunity for other playwrights to present short plays in an event I assemble, stage manage, create marketing and playbills, provide reception food and most importantly host and perform magical interludes between plays to stitch together the evening and cover scene changes.  The next one is:

  • Friday, March 24 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 26 at 7:00 PM

Sometimes I set a theme and this one will be “Politically Incorrect” because in a world where people are not called to task for saying politically incorrect things, but are rewarded the presidency, we can say anything we want in our plays.  And so we will.

I’m currently accepting submissions for inclusion in the event from playwrights, directors, and actors who want to present a short play.  Participation for the entire evening needs to include 50% Polaris North membership, so keep that in mind.  Deadline is January 29 after which I will put the show together.

Hope you can join us either onstage or in the audience!

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As always you can find more at my website http://www.walterthinnes.com or on Twitter @walterthinnes

WBAB Cold Finger Run

Again this year I joined in on the WBAB Cold Finger Run on Long Island.  Hundreds of motorcycles participate in a police escorted ride from the Cradle of Aviation Museum Center (Charles Lindbergh took off from the field on his historic flight across the Atlantic before being elected a Nazi friendly President in an alternative history novel by Phillip Roth which has disturbing echoes for today, but I get ahead of myself) to Patchogue (where Hitler’s real nephew lived after the war – OK, I’m milking this for all I can!).

The weather wasn’t that bad, 40 degrees with sun and some wind.  The money raised on the ride goes to charity and it is very noisy with many bikes with very loud pipes.  I seldom choose escorted rides but this has become a bit of a tradition for me.  Being on New Year’s Day I am usually free and it is sometimes fun to disrupt the drivers on Long Island roads with police escorts waving us through red light intersections and past stopped cars.

The last couple of years Pamela and I have skipped the after-party to stop by a lovely restaurant nearby called “Bobbique.”  More on a coming review. Meanwhile you can actually pick us out on the big group picture below. Way back on the right on the row closest to the photographer my orange (official paint color is “cognac”) Can-Am Spyder RT-S is in the sea of black leather bikers.  Join us next year!

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As always you can find more at my website http://www.walterthinnes.com and on Twitter @walterthinnes