Delco Playwrights Showcased In Rutledge Festival

Delco Playwrights Showcased In Rutledge Festival — Julie Zaraffano of Broomall, Sandra Wade of Drexel Hill and Brigette ReDavid of Glen Mills are three area playwrights in the short play festival in Rutledge. Former Daily Times reporter Patti Mengers is one of the festival judges, along with Philadelphia Actor Anthony Wilcox and Director Raymond P. Smith.

“I love creating plays for lots of different characters but I especially love creating roles for women and mature women,” said Playwright Zaraffano who wrote the play Gamma Girls to the Rescue. “And I love showing mature women, who do not have dementia, who are women who have hopes and desires and dreams.”

While ReDavid’s play isn’t about women, the characters in Kearon & Kyle are definitely different, according to ReDavid. “But I’m not going to tell you anything else about them because it would spoil the fun,” ReDavid says of the play which has already run in Maryland and NYC.

The play The Skeptics is by Drexel Hill Playwright Sandra Wade. It features Drexel Hill actor and film producer Oliver Assiran.

Other playwrights include Rajiv Mallick of Pheonixville, Christopher Tait of Philadelphia, John O’Hare of Philadelphia, Tori Bond of Perkasie, Stephen Olsen of Connecticut, David Valdez of Florida, and Rex McGregor of New Zealand.

The show runs 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12. A silent auction, food and refreshments are available. Tickets are $20 at https://www.eventbrite.com/d/united-states–pennsylvania/off-page-play-festival/

For information, email OffPage2021@gmail.com 

Delco Playwrights Showcased In Rutledge Festival
Delco Playwrights Showcased In Rutledge Festival

Morning Reflections On Fetterman Performance

Morning Reflections On Fetterman Performance — I was rather cruel to John Fetterman, yesterday, when comparing him to a “short bus” passenger. On the other hand, I pat myself on the back for refraining from voicing my initial impression which was an accomplished doctor debating the kid from Deliverance.

This morning I felt empathetic pity for Fetterman. I decided that if I owned a small shop that I would hire him to sweep out the back room or help load the van, albeit under supervision.

I don’t want him writing any laws, however.

And I give the D senate candidate grudging respect for appearing despite his stroke considering his stable-mate, hot-shot lawyer Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s attorney general, is ducking a gubernatorial debate with Republican Doug Mastriano. This is one of those things that make you go hmmm as Shapiro has been painting Mastriano as a rube. What is Shapiro afraid of?

For those considering voting for ether Democrat my view remains that you belong on the short bus.

Morning Reflections On Fetterman Performance
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Morning Reflections On Fetterman Performance

Overview Of Alternative Party Candidates In Pennsylvania

Overview Of Alternative Party Candidates In Pennsylvania

By Bob Small

The Pennsylvania Department of State’s website has a way to search by political party and election. Also you can search by position like state sSenate candidates.  One can als search by district.

So I searched for “alternative parties.”

Parties that have at least onecandidate on the ballot in Pennsylvania’s 2022 general election, Nov. 8, are:

Libertarian17
Green5
Keystone5
Independent2
Fostering the Vote1
SWP (Socialist Workers Party)1

There are 31 candidates who are not major party. Most are running to spread their ideas and don’t really expect to get elected.

There are non-listed candidates running, some with party support, most without. Ron Johnson, for instance has the support of the Pa. Constitution Party, but was unable to obtain enough signatures to attain ballot status.  Then there were other candidates, mostly Libertarian and SWP candidates, who had enough signatures until the state. decided, with less than a week to go, that they needed more signatures.  See this video for details.

Imagine, if you will, that the Houston Astros were allowed four outs per inning but the Phillies only were allowed three. That’s how it is between Dems and GOP and the alternative parties.

I only know about Fostering the Vote, because I live in the 165th District and can vote for Bill Foster, which will be a future post. There are more candidates, I’m sure, running  on a very local basis as purely write-ins. Unless they can provide a strong internet basis, as an Everett Stern manages, we probably won’t ever hear of them. 

As of my last count, The Libertarians have 179 Elected Officials, and the Greens 20 in Pennsylvania.

In a better future society we need these candidates running with a more realistic chance of getting elected, though I’m not sure how, and if, this ever happens.

Please update me if I have missed any parties and/or candidates in Pennsylvania.

Overview Of Alternative Party Candidates In Pennsylvania
Overview Of Alternative Party Candidates In Pennsylvania

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