Melissa van der Schyff. Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Melissa van der Schyff (Bonnie & Clyde), Victor Hernandez (Bonnie & Clyde), and Andrea Ross (Whistle Down the Wind) will star in my new 10-minute play Death Valley DQ.  The play will premiere as part of American Globe Theatre’s 18th Annual 15-minute Play Festival at 8pm on April 29, 2012.  Brendan Naylor directs.

The offbeat drama centers on two Dairy Queen employees in Baker, CA, and their final customer on the day the DQ is closing its doors.  Described as “Waiting for Godot in a Dairy Queen,” Death Valley DQ explores the risks we must be willing to take at the crossroads of life.

Founded in 1989, American Globe Theatre is the longest running classical theatre in midtown Manhattan. Now, in its’ 23rd year, American Globe (AGT) is dedicated to staging innovative productions of classical plays and to the development of new audiences through educational outreach. American Globe Theatre is committed to reinvigorating performance in contemporary American Theatre through the use of the First Folio technique, which originated with Shakespeare’s own company of players and to passing down this legacy to a new generation of artists and students.

American Globe Theatre is located at 145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10036.  The 18th Annual 15-minute Play Festival semi-finals play April 23-29, 2012, 8pm, with the finals on May 4, 2012, at 7pm and 9pm, and May 5, 2012, at 5pm and 7:30pm.

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