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Electric Theatre Radio Hour featuring G.Lee: Plays by G. Lee

Plays by George Lee

Synopsis: Three unscrupulous gypsies take advantage of the son of Ronald Talboots, the Lord of the manor, by pretending he's become a werewolf, so they can fleece the local people with fake protection amulets. Love, Lycanthropy and lyrical music abound.

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Donna Gates and her two children register at the decaying Hotel Desolado when a storm forces them off the flooding roads. She calls her husband to meet her there so they can continue their vacation when the rains subside.  She befriends Vicki, a lonely widow who lives at the hotel with Carl Perkins, the owner, a demoralized veteran, crippled in Viet Nam. Her evil brother Jesse Barker, has been released from prison and kidnaps Brian. What follows is a night of terror as a storm rages outside while Donna and her family are held captive inside and threatened by the bitter, demonic Jesse who seeks revenge against his sister for the testimony she gave that sent him to prison. When the storm subsides, the nightmare is over and the shattered misfits re-evaluate their futures. Hotel Desolado is a claustrophobic thriller in the Hitchcock tradition.

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Remember Peter Pan's great adversary, Captain Hook? He had his hand bitten off, and replaced with a hook? Well, it turns out he had an equally piratical brother who suffered a very similar accident. Goes by the name of Captain Plunger. Then there's the Bell family. Tinkerbell, we all know about, but did you hear of her less famous sister?


Yes, we're firmly in Neverland territory, but with enough mayhem to make J.M. Barrie walk the plank!

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A family reunion becomes a fraught affair as Jack and Virginia's son can't resist bringing up the subject of the effect his profoundly disabled sister had on his childhood. The discord leads to an astonishing revelation.

George Lee and his wife, Brenda, will be doing a weekly radio show on the new KGBC 1540, Electric Theatre Radio Hour.

It’ll feature comedy, music, interviews, taking calls featuring great moments in Galveston History that nobody’s heard of, much like his old column and comedy/music shows.

Brenda will host a portion called Food, Glorious Food! where she will interview Houston-Galveston area restaurateurs and food-related businesses.

There’s already one in the can with Ronnie Maceo. Spice can be so exciting, ’specially with a couple of Italians working it.George Lee and his wife, Brenda, will be doing a weekly radio show on the new KGBC 1540, Electric Theatre Radio Hour.

It’ll feature comedy, music, interviews, taking calls featuring great moments in Galveston History that nobody’s heard of, much like his old column and comedy/music shows.

Brenda will host a portion called Food, Glorious Food! where she will interview Houston-Galveston area restaurateurs and food-related businesses.

There’s already one in the can with Ronnie Maceo. Spice can be so exciting, ’specially with a couple of Italians working it.George Lee and his wife, Brenda, will be doing a weekly radio show on the new KGBC 1540, Electric Theatre Radio Hour.

It’ll feature comedy, music, interviews, taking calls featuring great moments in Galveston History that nobody’s heard of, much like his old column and comedy/music shows.

Brenda will host a portion called Food, Glorious Food! where she will interview Houston-Galveston area restaurateurs and food-related businesses.

There’s already one in the can with Ronnie Maceo. Spice can be so exciting, ’specially with a couple of Italians working it.

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It’s 1861 in Flint Michigan. Emma Edmunds disguised as a man, stands in line to enlist.  Having left the family farm, escaping an unbearably strict Father who never wanted another girl, Emma tells her story as a man in the Union Army. Spying on the enemy, falling in love, ultimately deserting, she returns to civilian life. At the close of the War Between the States, once again a civilian, what does her future hold? It is an incredible, almost unbelievable – but based on a true story.

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Arthur Drummond, a nondescript accountant with a passionate hobby of collecting and reading books,  has discovered his wife in an affair with Brad Dent. Arthur has let himself into Dent’s apartment, stages a fake burglary and kills Dent with a brass candle stick holder. He has a key given to his wife Eleanor by Dent. She is un-nerved by the news of Dent’s murder, and uneasy around her husband, thinking he knows more than he’s telling. Eleanor goes to her brother David for help. David hires Harvey, a private investigator who finds evidence that Drummond killed Brad. He offers to take a bribe from Drummond to cover up the evidence. Drummond agrees to pay Harvey ten thousand dollars, meeting him at David’s beach house to make the deal. Drummond turns the tables, kills Harvey, then David. Eleanor is further stunned by the death of her brother. Drummond buys a beach house in a remote area, and promises Eleanor a new life. By now, Eleanor is deathly afraid of her husband, and resents his presence. In the new house, she meets “Bo” Sanders, a local handyman, and they quickly commence an affair. Drummond finds out, and devises a plan to discredit “Bo”, cover his wife’s disappearance and seal Eleanor in a basement wall. His plan unravels as he quotes Poe when caught in his crime and confronted by the Sheriff. Word Count: 10,184

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Danny Lee is a lucky man! At first. He has unbelievably blundered into an incredible business deal that will net him millions. He lives happily with his fiance, Annabella and her two children. His airhead mother is also living with them temporarily after a terrible storm that has flooded the area. Danny’s house has also suffered damage, and he’s just signed a new lease, living in a cluttered, crowded waterlogged mess. His impending fortune is not helping yet. In this packed house, with construction going on and the Indian landlords constantly showing up to micro-manage, Danny’s father, George Henry, shows up unexpectedly, also needing a place to live, having run away from home after an argument with his wife Donatella.  He arrives in his beloved “62 Thunderbird.  Danny thinks the car is ridiculous, then tries to figure out what to do, trying to convince his dad to have his wife come and get him. After playing with the children, who adore him, then having a nonsensical conversation with his ex-wife, he explains his dilemma and why he needs to live with Danny. Henry is worried about his “room”, the one where he would generally sleep when visiting. It turns out that he’s had a massive argument with his wife, and wants to leave her and live with his son. In the meantime. Soon enough, Donatella and her ninety-three year old mother Ismiralda arrive out of the rain to add to the confusion.

 So here they are, crowded into the chaos of a house under construction, with people dropping in and out, flying drones and inept Mexican handyman Miguel.

The storm coninues, and they are all stuck in the house without A/C or light. At the end, his first check arrives for five million dollars. Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy off a lot of unhappiness! It all ends with everyone singing and dancing in a rousing rendition of the Italian wedding song Che La Luna. Word Count: 17,336

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Marty Martin finds himself in a hospital emergency room, having barely made it in with pneumonia. He is admitted to the hospital and surrounded by chaos in this zany one act comedy. In the end, just as he is about to  be released, he falls and breaks his ankle, meaning he’ll be in for another stint of treatment and rehab.

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If Mary Shelley had written a version of Frankenstein for children, this is how she might have approached it - as a heartwarming family musical, filled with mad scientists, misbegotten creatures and an angry mob! On a rainy night when the power is out, a father tells his son the story of Frankenstein, and we are transported to Victor Frankenstein's Laboratory with Mary Shelly singing of the creation of the creature. We meet the creature, his bride and a croud of villagers, led by the rabble rouser Frau Gribble, whipped into a frenzy and go in search of 'the Monster'. Eventually, they come to realise that he was just misunderstood!

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A familiar Christmas story is given a major twist when a starving, freezing girl out on a snow Christmas Eve supplements her match selling income by stealing watches from passers by. She is visited by several visions to help her learn the true meaning of Christmas.

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A lively adaptation of 'The Emperor's New Clothes' introducing many new characters who, through a series of mishaps, ensure that the rightful Emperor is restored to his throne and is able to marry his one true love.

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Hurricane prone Utopia Island is home to Bonnie and Jack Random. Their sturdy old home is finally hit by a storm, forcing their evacuation to their son’s house. Crowded in with both loving and obnoxious relatives, they try to make the best of it while the tension mounts.  At last the authorities allow a “look and leave” to the devastated island. On their return, the neighbors release their post traumatic stress with a party that only a disaster survivor could appreciate. Nothing is quite the same. While Jack is able to return to his job it is no longer in an office but in a travel trailer. Again he finds himself physically cramped into a small space with his visionary but eccentric boss, her large dog and her husband. Will Jack and Bonnie just look and leave? Or will their once beloved house remain their home?

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Peter Rush has been admitted to the hospital.  Leaving phone messages to his ex-wife, all his ex-girlfriends, his father, son and best friend about his admission to the hospital, he tells each of them something different.  They converge at the waiting room of the Sisters of Clarity Memorial Hospital of Merciful Goodness and told that he’s bandaged from head to toe on life support.  Family members squabble over his affection for them and their love for him. When they find out Peter’s father has given him a substantial portion from his will, their protestations reach a fevered pitch. 

As Peter is judged by a jury of his “loved ones”, the Doctor emerges with the news that the patient has passed on. But is it really Peter?

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Cody McKenzie thinks nobody has parties anymore. Maybe they do, but he isn't invited to any. Elizabeth Sheridan, high level executive where Cody works, and the star of Cody's fantasies, is giving an engagement party for Michael O’Malley, Cody’s best friend.

With an invitation to the party in hand, Judy, Cody’s wife, sees the party as a chance for Cody to advance his career. Unbeknownst to Judy, Cody sees it as a chance to impress party hostess, Elizabeth Sheridan, the woman of his dreams.When they arrive the guests are impossibly proper – trendy snobs. Regardless Cody tries to be one of them. Even a television evangelist has been invited.  Cody can’t help himself from skewering her with his sarcastic wit.  He bungles it, horribly. The harder he tries, the more he fails.Despite Cody’s inability to fit in and his immature fascination with his boss, Judy’s affection for her flawed husband remains. From his first over the top comment to his outrageous exit, Cody alienates almost every guest, disrupts the party and turns it into chaos. Perhaps having fun and saying what you think has become politically incorrect.  These two worlds collide to make Laughing Boy laugh out loud funny. Winner of the Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival, Grand Jury Award and the New York International Independent Film and Video Festivals Feature Film Award for Most Original Feature, the film version is available on Netflix.com, screenplay by George Douglas Lee.

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Is the phrase “It was the hot dogs!” of vital importance to anyone? It is in “The Boys From Branson”. Spencer Boudreaux and Virgil “Duke” Bascomb are inept con men. Like all men, they too have dreams. Theirs is creating an Opry show at the Leakey Players Repertory Theatre. With only three hundred badly pasted Opry brochures, no money, no equipment, and no band, Spencer and Duke struggle with the theater management the only way they know how – by conning them.  When show time comes, can they pull it off? Or will they be playing to an empty house?

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Clay MacKenna is a washed up actor with substance abuse issues. He’s now reduced to playing Santa Claus at parties and mall openings. He befriends a young man named Julian Page, who slowly rehabilitates Clay, and with help from his long suffering common-law wife Nikki, a hooker with a heart of gold, wife, Julian Page is an aspiring writer and rock and roll musician.  At a meeting of his screenwriter’s support group on Christmas Eve, he meets Cla, a mediocre TV personality who is on the skids.  Clay is dead drunk, but Julian sees musical talent there, and with the help of Clay’s, he steers Clay into a successful career as a country singer, with hilarious misadventures along the way.

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In this one-man show, Legendary General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, reflects on his career, pre, during and post war as president of Washington College. Here was one of the great military geniuses of all time, yet he regretted his years in the army.  Here was a gentle man and devout practicing Christian who was a fierce and clever warrior, helping win the Mexican-American War and commanding the extraordinary Army of Northern Virginia with strategic brilliance against impossible odds.  One of the most patriotic of Americans who led an army against his beloved country to defend his state - in defiance of his own views about preserving the union.  Here was the last, gray knight, paragon of the old South, but who deplored slavery and resisted secession.  Married to George Washington’s niece, son of Revolutionary War hero Light Horse Harry Lee, direct relative of signers of the U. S. Constitution and offered command of the Federal Army by Lincoln, he commanded the rebels against Washington, D.C.  Here was an “enemy” of the union who was asked to run for president after the civil war.  Lee was a descendant of wealthy landowners who grew up in poverty nursing an invalid mother, only to become a soldier and marry a woman who became an arthritic invalid herself. A pragmatic, methodical engineer who defined the word audacity and acted on bold instinct.  Audacity was the core of his military genius. And finally, a man who is known as a heroic general to the entire country, both north and south, yet whose greatest feeling of personal accomplishment was as a teacher of young men at a tiny college in the Virginia mountains. This was Robert Edward Lee, the marble man, the eternal enigma, irony, paradox and contradiction whom no one really knew, yet perhaps one of the finest human beings who ever lived.

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The Kringles and the Dingles live on opposite sides of an ancient wall.  No one remembers who built it or why, though each “tribe” has its own historical perspective.  For as long as anyone can remember, the Kringles and the Dingles have hated one another, though they are identical except that the Kringles have green hair, ears, noses and furry feet while the Dingles are blue.Going against the wishes of Grandma Kringle and Grandpa Dingle, who absolutely forbid anyone to cross the wall, Binky Kringle and Dinky Dingle follow their restless curiosity, look over the wall, meet and fall in love.  The same thing happens later to Grandpa and Grandma, as they knock down the wall in the process. At Christmas, Santa Clause arrives, confused and exhausted, having lost his sack of presents somewhere over Paducah.  He explains the history of the Kringles and the Dingles to both sides, revealing that he’s not only a Kringle, but that his great, great grandfather Christopher Columbadingle had discovered the wall, but didn’t finish tearing it down, so all the history of animosity and hatred was just gossip and hearsay, the Kringles and the Dingles are truly one and the same.  They all enjoy a Kringle Dingle Christmas as Santa finds his sack and leaves to deliver the rest of the toys to kids all over the world.  “There’s a Reason Why They Call The Season Christmas” is a standout among many wonderful songs, which explains the theme of the play.

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In the last year of his life, legendary movie star and infamous love, Errol Flynn, talks about his career, his life, his loves and how he came to frivolously spend nine million dollars with little to show for it as he approaches his fiftieth birthday. This one man show is compelling.

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The Big Box is "Bullzone", an under performing retail department store like Target/Argos. It's Thanksgiving/Christmas sales time, as the store readies for "Black Friday" and a visit from upper corporate management. Andy Alexander is a recently hired team member who's new to retail and minimum wage land. The only job he could find, he's bewildered by the nonsense. It seems like a parallel universe at odds with his past management experience and small business owner. He's surrounded by eccentric, colorful characters like Norman Chatsworth Vandermint, his "mentor" - an outrageous, hilariously sarcastic cross-dressing old queen. Andy is attracted to and falls in love with Cindy, a team leader who is the only one he has anything in common with, both of them wondering how they wound up at Bullzone. Andy's supervisor, Meagan, an ambitious, arrogant know-it-all, just out of college, sees herself as commanding general of the Bullzone army of team members. Meagan has it in for Andy, and with the help of her adoring stooge Leona Grubb, she hatches a devious scheme to have him terminated for theft. With the help of loony Russian operator Olga and Arnold, a mole from Bullzone corporate headquarters, the tables are turned on Meagan. The plot backfires when Andy is offered the job of store manager, enthusiastically supported by the other team members. Anyone who has ever worked in retail will immediately identify with this hilarious, fast-moving and noisy send up of the Big Box mentality, filled with memorable original songs. 

 

 

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Centered around husband Hal Halliday’s “hovel” – Hal’s retreat from everyday life - enters a loony cast of characters. From Eddie Bascomb, an acquaintance from Hal’s past, down on his luck, living at the Salvation Army, Hal generously offers a room in his hovel. Eddie, with a basketful of disabilities from ADD to OCD, is soon joined in the household by Ada, Hal’s ninety-five year old mother-in-law with a rumbling walker, incurable flatulence and a warehouse of drugs. Stunning neighbor Ariel Huxley feeds Hal’s libidinous dream machine, while his wife Holly urges Hal to see pompous, incompetent psychiatrist Doctor Vikarious. Nosy and initially innocuous neighbor Byron Snodgrass turns out to be the nuttiest of them all. Eddie, ever glued to his laptop, Facebook and his drunken cat Fuzzy, emerges as the unlikely hero. Delving into the many problems of today’s multigenerational families, generosity to the less fortunate and more, The Man In The Hovel will thoughtfully touch an audience’s funny bone.

The Man In The Hovel is a relentless, wacky family comedy by playwright George Douglas Lee.

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 “Go Joe” Meyer wins the mayor’s race in the seaside resort town of Utopia. Using a campaign manager who worked for Obama, and Sspending $60.00 for each vote he gets, Joe revels in his popularity, but is soon done in by his blatant pandering and being the ultimate politician who shamelessly promises to everybody for everything. He is visited by an Angel, Taniqua, the “angel of spin”, a hip black mama who warns him about the tide turning against him, and advises him to try that honesty  in politicsis the best policy. Meanwhile, Go Joe is being plotted against by several competing political factions., including hHis former champion, the previous mayor and leader of his party, Cassandra Ann Clapsaddle, who arranges for Go Joe to resign and appoint Big Jim Yardbird, a crony in the Clapsaddle machine, in histo take Joe’s place. Go Joe is rRejected by everyone, but the Angel of Spin, she props him up until the surprise ending. where he is restored as mayor.

 

“Go Joe for Mayor” is a topical, hilarious and universal theme that could happen in any small town.