My ten-minute play MORE PRECIOUS THAN DIAMONDS, originally published by Smith & Kraus in THE BEST 10-MINUTE PLAYS FOR 2 OR MORE ACTORS 2009 anthology, will be published for the second time in 30 SHORT PLAYS FOR PASSIONATE ACTORS by All Original Play Publishing (due out in October).
Synopsis: A single woman turning 40 can't wait any longer for a Tiffany diamond and visits Tiffany's Beverly Hills with her married friend, where they meet a handsome but nerdy salesman who encourages her to try on an $84,900 ring, which gets stuck.
This brings the number of my published plays to six: MODEL HOME (S&K 2007), MORE PRECIOUS THAN DIAMONDS and SUPER 8 VERSUS BACARA RESORT AND SPA (S&K 2009), CARWASH; OR IN THIS TOWN, YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRIVE (S&K 2010) and CARVED-OUT LIGHT, which is due out in January from Applause Theatre & Cinema Books (Hal Leonard Publishing).
MORE PRECIOUS THAN DIAMONDS has been produced by community theatres and high schools (see my blog about Seattle and Northern California).
I also adapted the play into a short musical, which received a glowing review on broadwayworld.com.
The full score, including libretto, lyric sheets, sheet music plus cast album CD with accompaniment tracks is available here.
CDs are sold out, but you can purchase downloads of the "fresh, pretty songs" on CD Baby cdbaby.com/cd/morepreciousthandiamonds2 … iTunes tinyurl.com/8qwby2p
and Amazon tinyurl.com/9xdm7tp
Personal note from Stephanie:
It means more to me than I can express when people support my art by attending shows and purchasing books and music. God bless you, one and all, and see you at the theatre!