How Grandma Met the Rat Pack

short story and play

In a small bar, an elderly, free-spirited woman recounts her separate encounters with each member of the Rat Pack to her bartender granddaughter and skeptical grandson, who keeps trying to poke holes in her version of reality.

"How Grandma Met the Rat Pack" originated as a short story, first published in Hampshire Life on November 25, 2005. Read here.

Years later, it was adapted into a one-act play, and a staged reading was performed over Zoom for the Crafton Hills New Works Festival on May 9, 2020. Watch here.

On July 18, 2021, a staged reading of a revised version of the play was performed over Zoom for THE ROAD Theatre Company's 12th Annual Summer Playwrights Festival. Watch here.

On November 13 and 14, 2021, a staged reading was performed live in front of an audience for the Main Street Live 30 Minutes or Less Playwriting Contest. Watch here.

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