Thursday, March 16, 2017

"Bailey and Ailynn--There Will be Blood" is Done

Hello, y'all. Rodney Robbins here. My new play, "Bailey and Ailynn--There Will be Blood" is all done! The best elevator pitch for this show is probably, "Irish mythology meets erotic poetry." The play is 49 pages long and should about 75 minutes plus an intermission. It has a love story with wonderful erotic poetry, a chilling ghost everyone will love to hate, strong women, passionate men, swords, stories inside stories and more.
  • This is a wonderful play for a college theater company because they have the right age group for the talent.
  • It works for community theater because the Readers Theater script and minimum scenery make it super easy to produce.
  • It would be great for dinner theater because the story is powerful and easy to follow.
  • This show is not for children, but Muscular Dystrophy Association parents, or older clients, could easily get this together as a fund raiser and keep 90% of the ticket sales!
  • Don't forget the marketing hooks! This show works great as a tie-in with Halloween (because of the ghost), Valentine's Day (because of the erotic poetry) and, of course, Saint Patrick's Day!
You may not know this, but I have a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called Periodic Paralysis. In researching this Irish play, I may have found the origins of my own disease! My mom's family is from the Ulster region of Northern Ireland, just like the male lead in this play. It turns out Macha, the Irish Goddess of War, Fertility and Plenty, once laid a blessing and a curse on the men of Ulster (Northern Ireland), that they would enjoy great strength, but when they needed it most, their strength would fail them. Sounds a lot like Periodic Paralysis, aye?

If you would like to read a copy of the play, or want to know more about my Super Simple Terms, drop me a line.

Ireland is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and one of the most haunted!

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