Myrtle Schmidt is a top-notch attorney and pastry chef, solving cases on the phone while whipping up exotic confections in the Telephonocracy of Ding A Ling A Ling Land. Her long-suffering husband, Arnold, will do anything – anything – for just a moment of her precious time. But Myrtle is so worried about being forgotten by the author who gives her life, she cannot pull away from her various pursuits, or her favorite Soap Opera– Marion’s Mistake, sponsored by KORO Feminine Deodorant– until it may be too late.

Date: January 12 at 6:00 pm
Venue: Mile Square Theatre – Show In Map
About Deb Margolin

Deb Margolin is a playwright, actor and founding member of Split Britches Theater Company. She is the author of ten full-length solo performance pieces, which she has toured throughout the United States, and is the recipient of a 1999-2000 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance. Deb’s play O Wholly Night and Other Jewish Solecisms, a solo piece investigating the recondite and sexy nature of waiting for the Messiah, was commissioned by the Jewish Museum of New York. PS122 presented Three Seconds in the Key, a meditation on illness, love, basketball and Yiddish, in a workshop production in NYC; the play was premiered under the auspices of New Georges at Baruch Performing Arts Center. Her play Imagining Madoff was nominated in 2012 for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play in Washington, DC, and for the Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Production for its New England debut at New Repertory Theater Company in Boston.

The MileSquarePlayGround Reading Series

About The MileSquare PlayGround Reading Series

The MileSquare PlayGround reading series supports and develops new work at MST, in a partnership with Writers Theatre of New Jersey, This series celebrates three NJ women—all award-winning playwrights—with professional readings and a post-performance talkback with the writer and director.