Michael McKeever Playwright Michael McKeever Playwright Michael McKeever Buhnenautor, Dramatiker
Michael McKeever PlaywrightMichael McKeever homeMichael McKeever PlaysMichael McKeever BioMichael McKeever AwardsMichael McKeever Photo GalleryMichael McKeever Interviewplaystheatre
Michael McKeever Playwright Michael McKeever Playwright
Michael McKeever Playwright Michael McKeever Playwright
Michael McKeever Playwright
Michael McKeever Playwright
Charlie Cox Runs with Scissors

Charlie Cox Runs with Scissors
Comedy - 2m, 3w - single unit set
(formerly titled: Running with Scissors)

synopsis

A multi-award-winning comedy about a gray little man who, when diagnosed with a terminal illness, hits the road desperate to find some meaning in his life. At a broken down motel in the middle of nowhere, he accidentally stumbles upon the one great love of his life. Fireworks ensue as Love and Death, personified with glorious irreverence, battle for the soul of Charlie Cox. With warmth, humor and humanity, Charlie Cox Runs with Scissors shows how sometimes all it takes is a little death to show us how to live.

characters

  • Charlie Cox
  • Nell Todd
  • Travis Dunn
  • Wally
  • Kiki

production
history

  • Florida Stage, Manalapan, FL - Sept. - Oct. 2003
    (dir. Louis Tyrrell)
  • Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis, IN - Jan. 2005
    (dir. Bryan Fonseca)
  • Miami-Dade College (College Production) Feb. 2005
    (dir. Ellen Davis)
  • Marin Theatre Company, Marin County, CA - May - Jun. 2005
    (dir. Lee Sankowich)
  • Canyon Moon Theatre, Sedona, AZ - Apr. 2006
    (dir. Mary Giraldi)
  • South Carolina Repertory Company, Hilton Head, SC - Nov. 2006
  • Zimmer Theater, Heidelberg, Germany - Nov. 2006 - Jan. 2007
    (under the German title: Willkommen deinem Leben)
    (dir. Ute Richter)
  • Harlequins Theatre, Sandusky, OH - Jan. 2007
  • Mainzer Kammerspiel, Mainz, Germany - Jan. 2008
    (under the German title: Willkommen in deinem Leben)
    (dir. Christoph Maasch)
  • Theater an der Luegallee, Düsseldorf, Germany - Apr. 2008
    (under the German title: Willkommen deinem Leben)
  • Big Fish Theatre Company, Sioux Falls, SD - Apr. 2010
  • The Paradox Players, Austin, TX - Jun. 2010
    (dir. Lisa Foster)
  • Fränkisches Theater, Schloß Maßbach, Germany, May - June 2011
    (under German title: Willkommen deinem Leben)
  • Acme Theater, Maynard, MA - Sept. - Oct. 2011
  • Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Crested Butte, CO - Sept. 2011
  • Midland Community Theatre, Midland, TX - Oct. - Nov. 2011
  • Theater Matte, Bern, Switzerland - Oct. - Nov. 2011
    (under German title: Willkommen deinem Leben)
  • Topeka Civic Theatre, Topeka, KS - Nov. 2011
  • Theaterlust, München, Germany - Nov. - Dec. 2011
    (under German title: Willkommen deinem Leben)
  • Theaterlust, München, Germany - May - Apr. 2012
    (under German title: Willkommen deinem Leben)
  • Hill Country Community Theatre, Marble Falls, TX, Apr. - May 2013

reviews

"A joyous, uplifting work from a playwright who gets better with every story he tells."
- Christine Dolen, Miami Herald

"Rife with wit and humor . . . the ending makes you feel good without assaulting you in a hallmark sort of way. Highly recommended."
- Lisa Gauthier, Nuvo.net
 (Indianapolis, IN)


"A poignant treatise on life and love."
- Jack Zink, Sun-Sentinel

"Charlie Cox Runs with Scissors is damn near perfect."
- Mary Damiano, Express Gay News

awards/
honors

2004 Carbonell Award, Best New Work
2004 National New Play Network -
2004 National Showcase of New Plays - Finalist
2003 Curtain Up Awards - Best New Work
2003 Miami Herald "Top Ten Theatrical Events"
2003 Sun-Sentinel "10 Best Plays of the Year"
2003 Palm Beach Post "Top Ten Plays List"
(all under the title: Running with Scissors)
 
for production photographs, please go to gallery.
for more information and production rights, please go to contact.
for the published script, please go to dramaticpublishing.com.
 
South Florida Playwright Playwright Michael McKeever
Michael McKeever, theater, stage

© 2009-2017 Michael McKeever  
    all rights reserved.  

      home | plays | bio | awards/honors | gallery | interview | contact
Michael McKeever Buhnenautor Michael McKeever Buhnenautor