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David Vining

DAVID VINING  

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Blue Puppies Cycle, The         Curse of the Smart Kid, The         Wake         Wuthering High



Blue Puppies Cycle, The

Synopsis:
Meet the Christiansons: Husband Tom. Reads the paper. Wife Pamela. Likes to dust. And Rudolf. Canine. Blue. All-powerful. With a big blue chip on his shoulder. He likes to defy the laws of physics all over the guests-or rather Special Guest Stars. Hey, was that the doorbell? It's not unlike The Electra Saga, except for the all-powerful blue dog. And there's a human inkblot. And devil. And snowman. And Freud. Okay, it's not much like The Electra Saga. Except for the matricide. Befuddled by the contradictory juxtaposition of asexual 'Ozzie & Harriet' role models and smoldering Freudian advertising, Tom and Pamela have lost their ability to reason. Rudolf is steamed and he won't rest until Tom can think again-or Pamela is dead. Mix that with a dash of Ionesco for zany social commentary and a pinch of Sophocles for gravitas and there you have it. A four episode mini-epic tour through every inch of The Chocolate Factory
- press release

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Organisations:
Cagey Productions

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Curse of the Smart Kid, The

Synopsis:
Academic Genius. Real-life Idiot. A one-man ride with slides, donuts, dancing girls, hula hoops and the occasional magician. Join Smart Kid for a detailed yet surprisingly breezy analysis of his unfortunate early education, and, finally, a compelling, tragic glance into the fiasco of his personal life
- nytheatre.com

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Organisations:
Cagey Productions in a workshop

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Play/Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Wake

Synopsis:
From Ireland to Newfoundland, from New Bedford to New York, Wake imagines a world where we are a composite of each other's memories and all the memories that predate us, our parents' memories and their parents' memories. Through stories and the act of remembering, three generations of an Irish American family are relived as the children excavate their parents' stories and come to a truer undestanding of the family's history. Down on her luck and uninspired by her own future prospects, Deirdre Sullivan moves into her family home which has been deserted since her father (esteemed writer, Dan Sullivan) died nearly two years ago. Hundreds of miles away, Deirdre's grief-stricken brother, Kevin, has taken to traveling the world over trying to recreate the adventures he imagines his father had as a young man. Kevin lands in the peculiar city of St. John's, Newfoundland, where he vaguely recollects his family has some history. When he meets a beguiling young librarian, Molly Cartwright, he begins to unlock the truth about his family's connection to the island. Meanwhile, 35 years earlier . . . their father, Dan, is going through a very similar struggle as he tries to understand his own mother and her life before he was born. Shattering his sense of identity, she shares with him secrets from her past so volatile they drive him to write an alternative family history. When a prominent magazine offers to publish Dan's story, he must decide what he values more: his mother's respect, or the respect of the world at large.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
adapted by Bryn Manion, David Vining, Wendy Remington

1st Produced:
New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Avenue (Long Island City), NY    27 Oct 2010

Organisations:
Aisling Arts

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Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Wuthering High

Synopsis:
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Notes:
by Karen Grenke, Christina Nicosia, Jonathan Van Gieson, David Vining

1st Produced:
14th Street Y Theater, NY    2005

Organisations:
Cagey Productions and Four Panel Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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