Sunday, January 1, 2017

SIDESWIPE, A Red Shuttleworth Theatre Chapbook


A Play

Red Shuttleworth

For the 25th Anniversary of the first presentation of Sideswipe, a one-act Red Shuttleworth play, it is issued in a limited edition as a Bunchgrass Press chapbook.

Sideswipe received its first public reading, directed by the author, on April 4, 1992, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with J.R. Esposito as "Jackal" and Michelle Rodda as "Wing."

Set in the present on the outskirts of a sagebrush town, Sideswipe was first published in 1933 in Neon: Artcetera from Nevada State Council on the Arts (edited by Kirk Robertson).

"Currie, Nevada"  March 1940
photo by Arthur Rothstein
(Library of Congress)

Red Shuttleworth's plays have been presented widely in both academic and professional venues.  His play about the calamitous draw-downs of aquifers in the American West, High Plains Fandango, commissioned and first produced by State University of New York at Fredonia, is a paperback from Humanitas Media Publishing... and is available in paperback on Amazon:

Red Shuttleworth's latest full length play, Tumbledown, a tragi-comedy, a contemporary Western, will receive a staged reading, directed by Rick Williamson, at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo on the evening of Thursday, March 16, 2016.

Red Shuttleworth

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