Saturday, June 06, 2015


By Chuck Graham,



This year 322 new plays were submitted to the annual script writing contest held by the Tucson Alliance of Dramatic Artists. Those entries were narrowed to 10...and now the Final Four, to be showcased at TADA!Fest 2015, running June 11-June 14 at  the Community Playhouse, 1881 N. Oracle Rd.

Each evening will feature the stage reading of a different play, with talk-back to follow. The winner will be chosen in a popular vote by...You the Audience!


Here's the schedule

"Money Master
," written by Ron Pullins of Tucson, Arizona, directed by Dlyn Fairfax. Ralph makes corn dogs and reads Plato, but his wife wants him to get rich. The Dollartorium, she says, is where a machine makes money. Ralph finds out the true cost of unearned riches.
Presented Thursday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m.

"Other People's Dreams," written by Evan Guilford-Blake of Stone Mountain, GA,    directed by T. Loving. The story concerns the dissolution of an African-American family. A patriarchal but well‑meaning father, whose dreams for his sons conflict with their own, is forced to confront the reality that he may lose them both if he refuses to compromise his own dream. This script was also the winner of the Southern Playwrights Competition. 
Presented Friday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m

"Private Company," written by Briane Raine of Los Angeles, CA, directed by John Vornholt. Albert Maynard is dead. The elderly founder and CEO of Maynard Associates died four days ago in the penthouse of one of the five luxury buildings his company owns in Lower Manhattan. Andrew Maynard is dead~!!!! ! His widow, Ardyce, is determined to present to their shareholders an appearance of a smoothly organized transition.

But first she must deal with senior employees who compete for promotion. She meets with them in his penthouse as they attempt to work out their differences - personal, financial and romantic - all in one night.
Presented Saturday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m.

"Senior Moments,David Middleman of Tempe, Arizona, directed by Sheldon Metz. 

Secretive and driven, Dr. Liz Sanders drafts young and unsuspecting Dr. Jason Frick into the world of her capricious patients, whose escapades are frequently humorous, often heartbreaking, and sometimes dangerous. 

Resisting his unsolicited mentor's regimen, Jason uncovers a compelling revelation about both her and the looming tsunami that is Alzheimer's disease.
Presented Sunday, June 14, at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7 each play, $20 all four. Completely free for active military. Details and reservations, contact Sheldon Metz, 520-722-9553, (cell) 310-367-5640, email:




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