Showing posts from October, 2019

My Play “The Turkey Men” Is a Hit!

Well, it’s happened!   “The Turkey Men” has opened and the reviews are in.   The biggest one is from the Columbus Dispatch, and it is reprinted below.   Other online reviews are similar.    On Facebook playwright Jonathan Hole said: Last night, the first preview of The Turkey Men by  Douglas Whaley  at Evolution Theatre Company- it is fantastic in every sense of the word- when I first heard the premise I thought "how is that going to work?" and last night learned the answer- beautifully. I love stories that connect the past and present and Douglas has written a unique one that made the audience last night cheer. Director David  David Allen Vargo  and a terrific cast, Loretta Beth Cannon , Fia Friend,  James Harper ,  Jonathan Putnam , and  Ross Shirley  are a playwright's dream. Leaving last night I said hello to someone and without missing a beat they responded "what a great show!" and I wholeheartedly agree.  O

One Million Pageviews for My Blog Has Been Reached This Week!

In November of 2009 I had a heart transplant and (as is required by law whenever anyone has a major event of this magnitude) I started writing a blog the following month.  Now, ten years later, my blog has reached the milestone of having attracted over one million pageviews in that period.  I am very pleased with that. My blog posts are all little essays on varied topics from personal stories to advice/lectures/warnings on a multitude of things.   The blog has attracted fans all over the globe, totaling to over 170 different countries.   The emails I get and/or the comments appended to the various posts are fascinating.   They run from praise to condemnation, corrections, suggestions on new things to address, and occasional stories that tell me how the posts affected lives.   Of course I’ve written posts about the history of this blog in the past:   “ The Second Anniversary of This Blog: Greetings to the Planet Earth ,” December 17, 2011 ; http://douglasw