"Framed" Staged Reading
A staged reading of my full-length play, Framed, took place January 10, 2020* at The Cat Theatre in Carmel, Indiana.
*Originally scheduled for December 16, 2019, but cancelled due to inclement weather.
Framed: Is a full-length comedy about Charlotte, a budding young thief, who breaks into an old Victorian, the house of her dreams, and is befriended by Minerva, the owner and retired photographer. Twenty years later, after her thieving father had whisked her out of town in search of greener criminal pastures, nomadic Charlotte inherits the “Painted Lady” and must decide whether to live in and care for the house or turn it over to the charitable nuns at Our Lady of Infinite Hope. Complicating matters is the strange appearance of Minerva’s squabbling family and whether they can finally work together to resolve their conundrum by helping Charlotte reach her own decision.
Director: Susan Rardin
Cast members (*actor plays multiple roles):
Monroe Melton – YOUNG CHARLOTTE
Chloe Fox – ADULT CHARLOTTE
Forba Shepherd – MINERVA HAWKINS
*Tom Smith – ALFRED PEABODY…….and…. LESTER
*Bridget Schlebecker – RUBY HAGAR… and… ADRIANA
*David Molloy – DJ… and…HAROLD
Sabrina Duprey – CHAMBRAY
Cast: Back row (L to R): Tom Smith, David Molloy, Bridget Schlebecker
From row (L to R): Chloe Fox, Sabrina Duprey, Forba Shepherd, Monroe Melton
Minerva and Young Charlotte get to know each other.
Ruby Hagar and Mr. Peabody have a phone discussion.
Adult Charlotte and Mr. Peabody get to know each other.
Harold, Adriana and Chambray (The Family) inspect their “new” world.
The Family hides behind the frame as Charlotte talks with her friend.
Charlotte meets The Family.
Charlotte and The Family unravel the mystery for Mr. Peabody.
The cast takes a bow.
The cast signed the wall at The Cat to commemorate the reading. Drawing by cast member Chloe Fox.