Selected Works

Nonfiction
Comprehensive, ready to use collection of 33 model business and legal forms for the performing arts, with accompanying CD-ROM. Expanded contents include many hard to find contracts.
The first legal survival kit for anyone in the business of presenting live entertainment.
Plays
Farce - Two Acts Single set 5 males, 3 females Performance time: 110 minutes (not counting intermission)
Semi fictitious drama based on the 1958 fire at the Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic School on the west side of Chicago, in which 92 children and three nuns died.

Sex Marks the Spot (British Version)



Farce - Two Acts
Single Set - Hotel Suite in London
5 males, 3 women
Performance Time: 110 minutes
Time period: Present Day

FEATURES
Local celebrity Cameo possibilities
Physical Comedy
Stage Combat
Strong roles for women

TARGET AUDIENCES
Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP
College Theatre/​Student
Community Theatre
Dinner Theatre
Professional Theatre
Shoestring Budget
May be performed on large or medium size stage

Monty Python meets Ray Cooney.

Sex Marks The Spot (British Version) is a masterfully crafted farce which takes on the always timely and relevant subject of sex scandals and the hypocrisies of politicians. Richard Clooney is a fierce defender of family values who, on the eve of his re-election to England's House of Commons, finds his career and his marriage threatened by his affair with a pretty young pop star. His efforts at spin control spin wildly out of control when he forces his campaign manager and his press secretary to help him in a cover-up. In this mix come his suspicious wife, a son with a secret of his own, a detective without a brain, and a reporter with a massive ego and a hyperactive sex drive. Men and women strip down to their underwear and there's gender bending as well. The show is somewhat risqué, but guaranteed not to offend anyone, except maybe lying, cheating politicians. Fun for audiences and easy to stage.

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A quick witted presentation of masterfully crafted situations filled with perfect blend of tension and comic relief...Whoa, funny!" Marc McAleavey, Nuovo

"Surprisingly fun new farce." John Beer, Time Out Chicago

"Audience laughed their a**off." Alan Bresloff, Steadstyle Chicago

"Clever premise. Relevant and funny." Chris Arnold, Steadstyle Chicago

"Zestful farce...Daffy." Allison Norby, Showbiz Chicago

"Well written script...I would urge people to see this show." Chris Noe, Stage Left

"Nonsensical...Rapid fire dialog." Tom Witom, Lake County Journal

"Theater-goers spent most of the play's two hours shaking their heads in laughter...Filled with slapstick, shock humor." Sheila Ahern, Frankfort Times

"Superb...Hilarious." Ida M. Pease, Cortland Standard



"Had our season allowed for open-ended runs, surely this production would have played to capacity houses for quite a long time." Martin L. Henderson, Director Red Barn Summer Theatre

"Beat our other production at the box office...Fast-paced, sexy, surprising." William V. Morris, Producing Director Cortland Repertory Theatre

"If you are looking for a very funny comedy that I am certain will be popular with theatergoers everywhere, I urge you to consider Charles Grippo's Sex Marks the Spot." James Sherman, Author Beau Jest