By trade, Lawrence Fox ‘66P is a Lehigh Valley attorney. But he also “dabbles” as a playwright and has had a few productions staged in the Poconos and locally at the Pennsylvania Playhouse.
He has a production running at the Pennsylvania Playhouse on May 3, 4, 5, and 6. The play is called “The Obituary I’m Dying To Write.”
In the play, eight elderly residents of the county nursing home for the indigent discuss the drafting of their obituaries. Should the notices of their approaching deaths contain the same useless platitudes as are so often found in the newspapers? Perhaps these senior citizens might distinguish themselves by drafting their own individual obituaries with a focus upon a particular achievement or life-altering epiphany never before divulged.
The audience becomes privy to some of these unique moments, after which the elderly residents share a reading of their final words on earth.
“The Obituary I’m Dying To Write” was the 2012 grand prize winner of the live juried competition held by the Shawnee Playhouse located in Shawnee in Delaware, Pennsylvania.
To purchase tickets, visit here.