Brief Synopsis: Little Miss Mabelle would describe her maternal grandfather as a sweet, old man who makes her laugh and spoils her rotten. So the Sick Stories her family members share about him must be figments of their imagination, right? Wrong. In Sick Stories, Gentle Granddaddy, the drunken past conflicts with the docile present of a husband, father–and Gentle Granddaddy.
Playwright’s Bio: S. Ann Johnson is a professional writer and editor born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She holds a BA in journalism from Penn State University and a MS in professional writing from Towson University. By day, she is a web producer for WJZ-TV/CBSBaltimore.com. By night, she is a performing artist. She most recently starred in her first musical: The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Strand Theater Company, where she is a board member.
Sick Stories, Gentle Granddaddy is her second penned play. Her first: The XX Chromosome Genome Project, a multicultural choreopoem that will be featured in Artscape 2013 on July 19 at the Baltimore Theater Project.
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