Fresh off the opening of our Frank Capra play (see below), Loren Marsters and I are beginning work on a new musical play about the lives of wounded female warriors.
We're just getting started. And we're looking to interview any veterans who have a true story they want to tell relating to their experiences in the military. Your story could make it into the play. Contact us at a separate email for this project:
In 1988 a clerk at the United States Department of Energy received a funding request from two scientists working out of the University of Utah--Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann.
The application requested money to finance their research into chemically induced room temperature fusion. Normal custom required such grant requests to undergo peer review, and the application was sent to another scientist who was quietly working on similar experiments--Steven E. Jones.
Ironically, Jones worked at another Utah university--Brigham Young, a mere forty-five minute drive south from Pons and Fleischmann. This fluke of proximity would bring to pass ruinous, unforeseen consequences for all three men. In time, they would be both praised and reviled, accepted and forsaken, famous and infamous.
Eventually the hallowed halls of Science would excommunicate all three for commiting the unpardonable sin: unbridled hubris.
Their "invention" would come to be called "cold fusion". It held the promise of cheap, inexhaustable energy.
The whole world paid attention.
This stage play, CAPTURE THE SUN, had its first public reading at Caltech in Pasadena, California, on May 17, 2014. It is tentatively scheduled to have its world premiere in 2016.
From his early days as a peasant Italian immigrant to his graduation from Caltech as a chemical engineer -- from his homeless wanderings during the Great Depression to his unlikely ascendance as America's premiere film director -- from his enlistment and service in the U.S. Army to his eventual fall from Hollywood grace, the life of Frank Capra is a story that is often inspiring, sometimes tragic, but always engaging.
This stage play, CLOSING CREDITS: An Evening With Frank Capra, is a collaboration of Loren Marsters and George D. Morgan just concluded it world premiere performances. Please contact us if your school or theatre is interested in bringing this crowd-pleasing show home.