Format: Full Length
Genre: Drama, Tragedy
Run Time: 75 minutes
Cast: 3 Male, 3 Female, 6 Any
It’s Kevin and Stephanie Connolly’s fifth wedding anniversary, and Kevin has a night of celebration planned for them. Of course, this means he won’t be going out on his regular patrol of Metro City as his alter-ego, M-Pulse, the self-appointed Eminence of Electromagnetism. But things should be fine without him for one night, right? Wrong.
One would think that there could be no secrets left between a husband and wife after five years of matrimonial bliss, but when a powerful super villain’s attack interrupts Kevin and Stephanie’s date, a hero’s unmasking bears significant consequences for the Connollys.
Consequences that will resonate and redefine their relationship forever.
The Eminence of Electromagnetism
The World’s Most Powerful Telepath
Sole Survivor of a Noble Alien Race
Paranoid Billionaire Genius Detective and Martial Arts Master
Mistress of the Arcane Arts
Mercury, Speed Demon, Speedy,
(Currently between super-identities)
Ironically The World’s Fastest Man.
About the Playwright
Gregory Crafts is a multi-hyphenate creative artist residing in the Arts District of North Hollywood, California with his beloved wife, Jenn, and their three cats. Besides writing, his interests include acting, directing, going to the theatre, reading, playing video games, designing websites, participating in 5k mud runs, reading comic books and practicing martial arts. Greg is a founding member of Theatre Unleashed and is proud to serve as its Managing Director. He is also a card-carrying member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors’ Equity, the Dramatists Guild, a founding member of the Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles, a member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, and an Ovation Voter. Greg likes to spend what little free time he has playing Dungeons & Dragons with his friends or watching the UFC. A proud graduate of Emerson College, Greg also nurses an unhealthy obsession with the Boston Red Sox. gregorycrafts.com.
Play/Time at Theatre Unleashed
The Anniversary Issue at Short+Sweet Hollywood
It took almost three years for the script to be performed again, but when Greg was invited to produce a 10-minute play to the inaugural Short+Sweet Festival in Hollywood, he knew exactly what to bring. Renaming the show The Anniversary Issue, Greg took the opportunity to direct the show himself, and in taking the time to rediscover the material, he realized that there was a lot more of this story to tell.
The Anniversary Issue at Serial Killers at Sacred Fools
After Short+Sweet, Greg wrote a loose outline for a full-length version of The Anniversary Issue and submitted the script to L.A.’s Theatrical Thunderdome – Serial Killers at Sacred Fools. Every week, five shows entered, only three shows left alive each week to continue their story. The Anniversary Issue would survive through its third episode. But the story didn’t end there.
Though it was killed off months prior, The Anniversary Issue made it into the Season 12 Playoffs at Serial Killers by audience vote. Sadly, the show didn’t advance past the quarterfinals. But it did give Greg the incentive to keep working on finishing that first draft.
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