From the Author
ELVIS MEETS NIXON isn't one of those plays that takes itself too seriously. It was never meant to. It's a bizarre little one-act that really started out as an experiment. When I wrote it, I purposely decided to let the story and dialogue go wherever it wanted. If it turned into something ridiculous, all the better! And of course, that's exactly what happened. Pantsless Presidents. Alien Invaders. Operation Wiggle. When it was finished, I filed it away in a drawer with all of my potential "Twilight Zone" episodes, and there it stayed...for about ten years. Then one day, as these stories go, I was looking through some of my older plays, trying to find a one-act with a small cast, that would be appropriate for a college audience and there it was, ELVIS MEETS NIXON
. It fit the criteria. But was it any good? I took it out and read it, and surprisingly...yes, it was! Ok, to be honest, it wasn't Eugene O'Neill. But it was pretty witty, in a ridiculous sort of way. Not only that, but it played pretty well on stage too!
About the Author
Colonel L. Henry Dowell
is an author and internationally produced playwright from Central Kentucky. He holds the distinction of being the best selling author of parodies and satires on Amazon. He received his BA in Theatre from Morehead State University and attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. In 2013, the Governor of Kentucky commissioned him a Kentucky Colonel, the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth.
He is the co-founder of The Gusto Theatre Company, where he has directed original productions and adaptations of the classics for over 20 years.
Colonel Dowell has published over 40 novels and plays including Batguy, Sleeping Beauty in the 25th Century, Hairy Pothead: The Stoned Sorcerer, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves of the Old Republic, The Sleigh Team, The Long John Cafe, Cinderella and the Quest for the Crystal Pump, So, Who Was That Masked Guy Anyway?, Wanted: Santa Claus, Jacklyn Sparrow and the Lady Pirates of the Caribbean, Humbug!, Frankenstein Rocks!, The Dracula Spectacula, Dear John, Elvis Meets Nixon, The Boyz and Me, My Father and Son, Even Adam, The Many Hats of Theodore Roosevelt, Otherwise Known as Anthony Roberts and The Four Presidents. All of the Colonel's plays are available for amateur and/or professional productions worldwide.
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