My original, full-length play onomatopoeia follows the flights of fancy and down-to-earth peregrinations of a hardscrabble hobo in Depression-era America. Billed as a "hobo show with music," the play incorporates a live onstage band who both provide the soundtrack and support the story. Not only did I write the script, but also designed an ambitious set, created promotion, and even wrote lyrics and melodies.
A short preview caught the attention of the Orlando Sentinel, who recommended it as one of their Fringe Picks. By the end of its run, it handily outsold every other show in its venue, earning it a Patron's Pick award and a standing-room-only encore performance. It was nominated for best show in readers’ polls, and the Festival recognized me and co-producer Mike Besaw as Best New Producers. A 2013 remount allowed me to re-cast and re-imagine the play, as well as reaffirm its merits.
The 2011 production featured the music of The Mudflappers; the 2013 production (pictured) featured Laney Jones with Against the Grain.