March 9, 2005

Next month the Wood Street Theater Company in Palatine, Illinois will be doing a staged reading of my play “The Wind Blows Change from Lumber-Town to Lard-Land.” It’ll be part of their 3rd Annual Play Reading Festival.

“The Wind Blows Change from Lumber-Town to Lard-Land” is an amalgamation of two old ten-minute plays. “Lumber-Town, USA” I wrote in 1994 and never did anything with, it’s been sitting in my file cabinet for the last eleven years. “Seashells in the City” was also written in 1994. In 1995 it was read as part of the Emerging Artist’s Project Staged Reading Series where it won a Series Star Award for Writing. After that dubious honor, it, too was put into a drawer and never really thought about again.

This past December, I was looking for a play to send to Wood Street and came across both scripts. Re-reading them, they both seemed somewhat incomplete. Then I realized they were both about the same things, moving on with life and trees. I combined the two and “The Wind Blows Change from Lumber-Town to Lard-Land” was born.


Here are the details about the reading:

Saturday April 9, 2005
7:30 pm

a staged reading of:
“The Wind Blows Change from Lumber-Town to Lard-Land”
by John Weagly

as part of the
Wood Street Theater Company’s
3rd Annual Play Reading Festival

Cutting Hall
150 E. Wood Street
Palatine, Illinois

And it’s FREE!