VERO BEACH – Meet the co-authors of Sin, Sex and the CIA, being played at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild in January, at a two-hour workshop, Saturday Jan. 15. The workshop, titled Comedy in American Farces begins at 10 a.m. at the Guild. The fee is $10 per person.
Michael Parker, born and raised in England, is a prominent international playwright who, while working in America, became aware that American theatre companies encountered several difficulties with English works, especially British farces.
He then challenged himself to write a play that integrated British farce while using a very distinct American setting. The result was “The Senuous Senator,” published in 1996, which was a big hit at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild during the 2004-05 season. His play, “The Amorous Ambassador” (Guild 2005-06 season) was yet another hit among theatergoers.
Susan Parker, formerly of Wisconsin, has been a lover of theatre since age 7. Now a fourth-grade teacher and mother of three, she continues her love of theatre, both on and off-stage. In 2000, Susan met her husband after being cast in the role of the call girl, Fiona, in “The Sensuous Senator.” They were married in 2003 in South Venice Beach, FL., where they now reside.
The couple co-authored “Sin, Sex and the CIA,” scheduled on the Guild stage Jan. 14-24. Their latest work is “Sex Please We’re Sixty.”
For workshop reservations, call Edward Dessureau at (772) 584-0362 or the Vero Beach Theatre Guild’s Box Office at (772) 562-8300 weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.