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Sherri’s Playhouse is back!

Sherri’s Playhouse presents a very short tiny play called Dowry! It was originally for an under 10 minute play writing contest. But it was so personal and special I decided to do it on Sherri’s Playhouse. It is a very short re-imagining of the founding of my family in the US. It was a very personal project and I am very interested in chatting with my cast about bringing the stories of my Grandma to life; http://tobtr.com/11417347  Tonight I presented on  Sherri’s Playhouse a very short tiny play called Dowry ; http://tobtr.com/11422435

I chatted with some wonderful guests;

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author; Joe Spraga, we had a fun chat about writing and inspiration; http://tobtr.com/11380975

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes Jacqueline M. Dodd an attorney who advocates for children, we had a great talk about how she helps others and how it all started; http://tobtr.com/11380987

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back; Shaquita Smith, we talked about her new films, and how she loves to direct and write films and where she gets her inspiration  ; http://tobtr.com/11388623

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes Writers of the Future winner; Carrie Callahan.  We had a lovely chat about her story and how she felt winning the Writers of The Future award;    http://tobtr.com/11388679

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author; Kaaron Warren, we chatted about writing and what books we love. It was a lot of fun ; http://tobtr.com/11397401

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author; Crystal Westman, we chatted about her new book which is about a woman’s epic journey.  It sounded great ; http://tobtr.com/11404721 

And coming up;

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back award nominated author; RM Alexander  7/20/19 2pm pt;  http://tobtr.com/11417381

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author; A L Walker on 7/21/19 at 4pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11404693

Your Tweets earned 6,113 impressions over the last week;
For my show with Mary D Brooks and  Steven L Sears about; Xena Their Courage Changed Our World!
My chat with the talented young actor; Brice Bexter who plays Captain Templeton in Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears!
My chat with actor and author; Robert Trebor about his acting career and his new book; The Haircut Who Would Be King.
Reviews:

The Enchanted AprilThe Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really needed to re-read this charming fairy tale of love. Four very diverse women come together to escape London in the a very dark and dreary winter, and their domestically difficult situations. Two young wives who feel separated and unloved by their husbands. A middle aged woman who felt old and elderly before her time and as though she belonged in the Victorian world and not the modern world of the 1920’s. A titled, amazingly beautiful, over petted and utterly miserable young woman who felt that love being taken from her once she wanted nothing to do with it again.

All four are vibrant intelligent women who are just waiting for adventure and maybe if they are lucky love. So they escape in spring to Italy, to a beautiful small castle on a hill. Full of flowers and beauty. And there they all go through their own inner growth. I won’t tell you how it works out for them but each of them surprise themselves and each other.

 

The Secret of Chimneys (Superintendent Battle, #1)The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read this before a long time ago but to be very honest the only thing I remembered was Lady Eileen “Bundle” Brent and her father Lord Caterham. So re-reading it I find that I am much more intrigued by really the lead of the story; Anthony Cade, British-educated adventurer, down on his luck when the novel opens; 32 years old, and 14 years since he was last in England. He is really very interesting, smart, kind, funny, a decent guy. Yet he is a man of action, he can climb trees, fight bad guys and protect people. Sort of a down to earth swashbuckler, with a good heart.

The novel starts when Anthony is working as a tour guide in South Africa and runs into an old friend, James McGrath, a Canadian an old friend from school days. He has a really adventurous time and saved two people so he has two things he has to do in London, but he love to hunt gold so he asks his old buddy Anthony to do it. I won’t tell you the intricacies of the script I don’t want to spoil it for you.

Meanwhile back in good old London is a towering self important bore of a politician; The Honourable George Lomax, of the Foreign Office. He has brow beat poor Lord Caterham into having people down to his country estate Chimneys. It is a place that has seen a lot of history but all he wants is peace and quiet to work on his hobbies. Well it is not going to happen it is arranged. Poor Bill Eversleigh, who works for George Lomax and is one of the house party, he is an old friend of Bundles but he is in love with; Virginia Revel, cousin of George Lomax, daughter of a peer, society beauty and young widow of Timothy Revel, former British envoy to Herzoslovakia; she is 27 years old. Well she doesn’t want to go either but George pushes her to go so she makes the best of it.

Then Anthony and Virgina meet under difficult conditions, again don’t want to give the plot away but they become friend very quickly to protect Virgin who may be in more trouble then she realized.

Well they meet at the beautiful country estate and of course there is murder, mayhem, love, betrayal and general confusion, very entertainingly done. There are some super big surprises in this one. Definitely worth a read.

The Seven Dials MysteryThe Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In the last days of renting the estate Chimneys, Sir Oswald and Lady Coote host a party including Gerry Wade, Jimmy Thesiger, Ronny Devereux, Bill Eversleigh and Rupert “Pongo” Bateman, Sir Oswald’s secretary. Gerry Wade has a bad habit of oversleeping. The others plan a joke on Gerald by placing eight alarm clocks in his room and timing them to go off at intervals the next morning. The alarms are heard but Wade is not awake. The poor young man died.

Lord Caterham and his daughter Lady Eileen “Bundle” Brent move back into Chimneys. The coroner gives a verdict of Death by Misadventure for Gerry. Bundle, who adores Bill Eversleigh, puzzles over this event. She is not thrilled to find out that Gerry died in her room; she finds an unfinished letter from Gerry to Loraine dated the day before he died. He asks Loraine to forget about that Seven Dials business. She is even more puzzled and wonders if this Seven Dials business is the reason for the death of Gerry. So Bundle goes off to London to see Bill. She drives a car just like Phryne Fisher’s and with the same speed and skill and on the way, a man steps out of a hedge and into the road. Bundle misses him but he collapses anyway, muttering about “Seven Dials…Tell… Jimmy Thesiger.” Then he dies.

The next day Bundle reaches London and gets Jimmy’s address from Bill. She tells Loraine Wade and Jimmy of Ronny’s death. Bundle tells the other two of the warning letter that George Lomax received. Lomax is hosting a house party the following week at his house at Wyvern Abbey; Jimmy and Bundle get themselves invited by very different but clever means.

Bundle visits Superintendent Battle at Scotland Yard; he is being very mysterious but he does hint to Bundle that Bill knows something about Seven Dials. According to Bill, Seven Dials is a seedy nightclub and gambling den and Bundle insists he takes her there. In the club, Bundle recognizes the doorman as a footman from Chimneys. Bundle returns to the Seven Dials club and questions Alfred, the footman. He tells her that he left Chimneys for far higher wages offered by Mosgorovsky, owner of the club. Further, Mosgorovsky sends a replacement for Alfred at Chimneys, John Bauer. Alfred takes her into a secret room with a table and seven chairs. She hides in a cupboard in the room and witnesses a meeting. They wear masks with eye slits and clock faces on the hoods, each clock showing a different time. The only clue to identity is that one woman has a mole on her exposed shoulder blade.

Bundle and Jimmy arrive at Wyvern Abbey and are introduced to the Cootes, Sir Stanley Digby the Air Minister, Terence O’Rourke, and the Hungarian Countess Radzky. Superintendent Battle is there, disguised as a waiter, which Bundle finds very amusing but he is as formidable as ever. Bill Eversleigh is there as staff of Mr Lomax. Jimmy and Bill agree to keep watch, changing over at 3.00 am. Bundle and Loraine are both told to let the boys handle it, with the result they both find ways to sneak in. Really, Bill should know better!!!

Bundle, acting alone, changes her clothes and climbs down the ivy outside her room. She runs into Superintendent Battle, on his own watch outside, he tells her that he is aware of everything she has found out and to leave the lady with the mole alone. He persuades her to go back. She does so, and then checks on Jimmy in the hall. Finding him gone, she goes to Bill’s bedroom but finds that she has erred and is in the Countess’s empty room. Bundle hears a tremendous struggle in the library, and two gunshots. Apparently the bad guy fought with Jimmy and shot him as he escaped.

Bill goes to Jimmy’s London flat. Ronny Devereux’s executors have sent him a letter written by Ronny, and Bill is amazed. Jimmy rings up Bundle and Loraine and tells them to meet him and Bill at the Seven Dials club, Bill’s story being “the biggest scoop of the century.” Loraine reports that there is something wrong with Bill. They find him unconscious in the car. Then someone knocks Bundle unconscious. She comes round in Bill’s arms, where she stays comfortably cuddled in his arms, with her eyes closed, as Bill finally tells her how he feels about her, thinking her unconscious.

And that is all I am going to tell you. Because that would be spoilers of what is really going on in this rather wild plot. It is a fun tale, it sort of reminds me of the first Tommy and Tuppence story. I highly recommend it.

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A lot happening!

I  appeared at Condor this weekend, I played Joe Kronus for an audience on Sunday, it was amazing to see their reaction to my play in person.  They liked it, it was so exciting! And they wanted the site to listen to it again!!!

 

 

I have started to cast the new season of Sherri’s Playhouse which is always exciting and challenging, if you are interested in taking part please send me a note please.

 

 

I am also excited to announce that I have a new sponsor for Chatting With Sherri; The Writers & Illustrators of the future provides “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.”

 

 

Coming soon to Chatting With Sherri;

 

 

I am so happy to welcome back the always charming; Adrienne Wilkinson 3/14 19 at 7pm pt ; http://tobtr.com/11220635

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back; Brittney Powell and Tom Konkle on 3/16/19 at 7pm pt;  http://tobtr.com/11220629

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great chats with;

I had a lovely time chatting with author; Jeff Crawford!  We talked about writing, sequels and how we adjusted to the times ; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2019/03/05/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-back-author-jeff-crawford

 

I had a nice chat with author; Martin L. Shoemaker, we talk about writing, books and breaking into writing and find your niche.  Listen in ;  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2019/03/02/chatting-with-sherri 

 

 

I had a great time chatting with my friend award-nominated author; Robin Alexander we chatted about writing, reading, good books, wonderful authors and the influences that brought about her wonderful series;  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2019/02/28/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-back-award-nominated-author-robin-alexander

I had such a wonderful chat award-winning film-maker; Tom Konkle! We talked about his journey bringing his dream to life.  The importance of black and white films, the wonders of film making and what an interesting journey going to film festivals; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2019/02/26/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-back-award-winning-film-maker-tom-konkle

Great Month of Guests for CWS and casting for Sherri’s Playhouse! https://www.patreon.com/posts/great-month-of-25069527?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=postshare

 

 

The Thirteen Problems (Miss Marple, #2)The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There is something special about this introduction of Agatha Christie’s second great sleuth; Miss Marple. Introduced through a series of short stories that allows you to truly get to know her. Her intelligence, compassion and humor. Her sweet expression belied by her sharp blue eyes as she sits quietly knitting almost forgotten by the others in the room. Even when she says she really had no idea what the solution was, she really did. Some people don’t enjoy reading short stories but I always have. It helps you to learn all the different sides of characters. And it teaches you just what an art the creating of a short story truly is and Agatha Christie was genius at it.

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Joe Kronus and Winning free audiobook!!!

You can win  free copy of the audio book of Entering My Second Half!   My adventures with some rather famous people. Comment about your future and win, for a limited time.

Entering My Second Half; Audible Audiobook – Sherri Rabinowitz (Author), Kristine M. Bowen (Narrator); http://authorpage.com/books/127

 Also available as an audio book is my novel Fantasy Time Inc narrated by  Eileen Rizzo available at Audible, Itunes and Amazon, check it out at;  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0187NO95S/

Zoe’s Promise stats has just made the highest live listen for any Sherri’s Playhouse production; 75,310 listens 🙂 Yeehaaa!!!!! 

 

 

 

Coming on April 18th at 7pm pt; Joe Kronus; A time travel radio play. Would you like to come along for the ride? You can stop those who would interfere in time…..A presentation of ;Sherri’s Playhouse!  http://tobtr.com/10710077

 

 

Last Month was so exciting! https://www.patreon.com/posts/last-month-was-18080066?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=postsharePlayhouse. 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back The Aha Guy; Mitchell Levy, we had a fun chat talking about his new projects and how to write business books in record time;  http://tobtr.com/10689253

 

 

 

 

I always enjoy chatting with talented author  R.M. Alexander; we talked books, deadlines, distractions and why we write? 

 

 

On Tuesday on Chatting With Sherri we welcomes author Christopher Golden  at 5pm pt    https://t.co/w8mKQS2R5T 

 

For my fellow Nathan Page fans especially those in Australia, Nathan is performing again at the State Theater production of After Dinner by Andrew Bovell! The cast is; Nathan Page, Elena Carapetis, Jude Henshall, Ellen Steele and Rory Walker. It’s in Adelaide,and it looks like a lot of fun.    Wish I could go! To buy tickets;   http://statetheatrecompany.com.au/shows/after-dinner/

Talking about Mr Page, take a look at my blogtalk  and Twitter stats , Nathan shoended up tops  this week, poof! 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This weeks tops in entertainment on Blogtalk;  my Chatting With Sherri’s shows with; Nathan Page, Anthony J Sharpe and the cast interview for Mary D Brooks play Zoe’s Promise!!!  And on Top Tweets in order of popularity Your Tweets earned 3,799 impressions over the last week;  Nathan Page, Anthony J Sharpe and the cast interview for Zoe’s Promise by Mary D Brooks!!!

 

 

 

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It’s been such a busy couple of weeks!

Coming this week on Chatting With Sherri we chat with the cast of Zoe’s Promise on 3/25/18 at 7pm pt; and hear their performance on 3/31/18 at 7pm; and author  R.M. Alexander on 3/27/18 at 11am pt;

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back multi-talented and wonderful Anthony Sharpe, we had such a great time chatting about all his latest work, he has been busy both at home and here in the US.  He is working both in front and behind the scenes listen in ;

 Chatting With Sherri welcomed talented actress from Family Affair, Kathy Garver we talked about her work on Family Affair, The Ten Commandments as well her books and new social movement, listen in ;

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back Julie Sharpe a talented actress and burlesque performer, we talked about her work as performer and how the landscape for comedy is changing around the world.  She also talked about being a busy wife and mother, and supporting her talented husband, Anthony Sharpe, listen in; .

Two new plays are coming up on Sherri’s Playhouse;

Zoe’s Promise is coming up this week on March 31st at 7pm pt http://tobtr.com/10675693

Joe Kronus will be coming soon to you next month on April 18th!
My audio book for my memoir; Entering My Second Half should be coming in the next couple of weeks!  I am so excited, this one is really personal so keep your eye on this space but for now here is the link to all the ways you can buy the book;  http://authorpage.com/books/127

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