FronteraFest Short Fringe Previews
Sunday, December 18 at 6:30 PM
Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St.
A PEST CONTROL AFFAIR by Rosemary Guzman Hook
Shortly after marrying, an entomologist finds out his wife secretly ordered pest control for their home to combat the Texas tree roaches that keep showing up in their living room. This scientist’s disgust at such blatant insectile infidelity may prove too much for his purist’s perspective, until his wife gives him an ultimatum. Friends inadvertently solve their dilemma, while the husband makes one final demand of his wife.
A writer and storyteller, Rosemary Guzman Hook won London’s Moth StorySlam in 2022 and Houston’s Moth StorySlam in 2020. Rosemary is currently auditioning actors for her second Frontera Fest play, “A Pest Control Affair,” about the amor between a man and his bugs. Her first Frontera Fest production launched in 2020 with “The Mystery of the Plaid Shirts” about the sartorial journey of her late husband’s god-awful attire. Follow Rosemary at WritingsByRosemary.com as she completes her first novel, “In the Land of Oz” about love, loss, and the surprises we learn in between.
MOONRISE by Marla Porter
MOONRISE leads two squabbling brothers to forgiveness and redemption by the Moon’s beautiful trickster goddess.
Marla Porter lives in Austin, Texas, and is an editor by day and playwright by night. She is a proud member of ScriptWorks, the Dramatists Guild, and the Playwrights’ Center. In addition to four years of self-producing her work for FronteraFest, her plays have appeared in the Austin legs of the 14/48 and One-Minute play festivals, TILT Performance Group’s Flip Side Redux, Baytown Little Theatre’s The Other Side short play festival, the Geneva Theatre Guild’s Playwrights’ Play Readings series, and her play MISS WINNIE was produced in the Ten Below Short Play Festival in Ohio.