About Four Short Plays by Paul Espel
From The Director
I was very lucky to have met Paul Espel when he was acting and writing feverishly in his prime. When I was acting in his plays I understood who I was and what my purpose was in the world he created. Like Arthur Miller, Paul’s writings went right into my soul. There was no guess work on what I needed to do to bring his characters to life. When he passed away, I found myself with a large collection of his writings and plays. He wrote full productions as well as shorts and monologues.
The 4 one acts which I chose to bring to The Heights Players stage center around isolation or desperation, a choice for you as the audience. Real people. Real circumstances through a slice of life.
I am honored to have such a talented cast of actors as well as a great stage manager who I consider my friend and AD. Thanks for all of your hard work, Jan (props), Leo (lighting), and Chris (editor).
I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Carol Espel who encouraged me to bring her husband’s writings to life on this wonderful stage.