Bay City Players Presents Virtually:

True Will- July 28

As we continue staying home and staying safe, we are happy to be able to bring you another installment in the #MakeArtVirtual series. This week we are bringing you TRUE WILL by William Triplett.


“It’s spring of 1941, and the Nazi blitz that has overrun mainland Europe is on the verge of destroying Britain. Why then does Rudolf Hess suddenly drop in – literally – wanting to talk peace? Is it a trick, or is he merely, as he appears to be, insane? And why is the raging occultist/mystic Aleister Crowley interrogating Hess? Worse, why are an unknown officer named Ian Fleming (still a great disappointment to his mother) and a famous actor-playwright – Noel Coward, of all people – supervising this dubious venture?
Add in the sudden appearance of the ghost of Fleming’s former fiancée, a blithe spirit if there ever was, and suddenly the fate of the entire United Kingdom – not to mention the new play Coward is trying to come up with and Fleming’s impending wedding – are all on the line.”

Meet the Cast:

Ian Fleming – Glenn LaMont
Noël Coward – Kevin Shields
Aleister Crowley – Timothy Simons
Penelope Money – Brianne Dolney
Rudolph Hess – Kevin Profitt
Sally Benson – Trashan Donald
Narrator: William Triplett
Tech: Jacob Kaufman

About the Playwright:
William Triplett’s plays have been read, developed and/or produced by Nylon Fusion Theatre Company (New York City); the Midwest Dramatists Conference (Kansas City, MO); Baltimore Playwrights Festival; Spooky Action Theater (Washington, D.C.); Panndora Productions (Long Beach, CA); Source Theatre (Washington, D.C.); and the Arts Institute of Washington. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild as well as District Dramatists (D.C.) and the New Play Exchange.
Awards and Honors: Presenting Playwright, 2019 and 2018 Midwest Dramatists Conference; Participant, 2019 and 2018 Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive; Semi-Finalist, Road Theatre 2017 Summer Playwrights Festival; Winner, 2016 New Works Festival, Panndora Productions; Finalist, 2013 Charles Getchell Award, Southeastern Theatre Conference; Semi-Finalist, 2012 National Playwrights Conference, O’Neill Theater Center; Winner, Roger L. Stevens Award, Fund for New American Plays (J.F. Kennedy Center/American Express, sponsors); Winner, Larry Neal Writers’ Award, D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities.
He has also worked as a journalist, critic, researcher, author, and editor. He has published hundreds of articles in a wide range of print and online publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Daily Beast, Salon, Variety, Smithsonian, and Nature, among others. He is author of one nonfiction book, co-author of another.

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