Peter Moore – Playwright
About A Trick Of The Light
Eddie, a middle-aged guy living a normal life, has just discovered he has the ability to vanish at will. Really. He has no idea where it came from or what to do about it, or even if he should do anything about it. His friends Marty and Darrell are impressed but not much help, and to his bafflement, he can’t vanish at all in the presence of his wife Beth, so she doesn’t believe him. With his life in chaos, he reluctantly consults a young and slightly unorthodox counselor, who may have answers but may also have a few questions; because life, after all, is never tidy.
Playing fast and loose with time, place and imagination, A TRICK OF THE LIGHT hilariously explores the ordinariness of the extraordinary and exactly what constitutes a life well lived.
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT is a ninety- minute comedy with a cast of five (any race), a simple non-naturalistic set, no bad language and is very funny with a big heart. It premiered in June of 2019 at the Peninsula Players in Door County WI. Performance reports said the performances were running about ten minutes long due to the actors having to hold for laughs. And the artistic director, Greg Vinkler, said he believes “once the play gets out there, everyone will be doing it.” He also said he got nothing but overwhelmingly positive feedback from patrons.
It did good business, too. In a three week run in a 470 seat theater, it played to over 5300 people and grossed $205,000 at the box office. And here’s a rave review from the (only) reviewer in Door County. The review provides a pretty good idea about the show.
A Trick of the Light
Peninsula Players, Door County WI, 2019
Lamb Theater, Sioux City IA, 2023
Production Stills from “A Trick of the Light”
Peninsula Players, Door County WI – 2019
About Mrs. Parker, Mr. Porter
MRS. PARKER, MR. PORTER is new musical revue featuring the glorious music of Cole Porter and the blazing wit of Dorothy Parker. Cole, Dottie, and four singers perform Just One of Those Things, Begin the Beguine, Night and Day, You’re the Top, and 21 other Porter hits (and a few rarities!), interspersed with some of Parker’s most delightful poems, anecdotes and famous one-liners (“Brevity is the soul of lingerie!”) that made her the toast of the literary world. Along the way, these two brilliant American icons banter, reminisce and share stories about their often funny, sometimes poignant, and always fascinating lives and careers. A delightful evening of wonderful songs and sparkling dialog, MRS. PARKER, MR. PORTER is the perfect small musical for any theater’s season!
MRS. PARKER, MR. PORTER has a cast of six (any race), a single unit set, a band of any size, and no bad language. Both the Porter and Parker estates have granted permission to use the material, so the show is ready for its first production.