Dear Theater Production Person In Charge;
I am currently working on a play that I am sure you will be interested in.
I call it “Incident At The Wall.” It is a re-telling of the classic nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty.
We all know original ideas are too risky for plays, and that re-making movies and old plays are all the rage. What could be more ripe for a re-make that a nursery rhyme? Everyone knows them. People will flock to the theaters.
Here is a sample of the dialog:
Fred Dumpty (Humpty’s Cousin): If you are going to try to put an egg back together, the last thing you should do is let the King’s horses have a shot at it. Hooves and eggshells do not mix.
The Egg Queen: You crack me up, Fred. And that’s the problem.
It is sure to be a smash hit. Call me.
P.S. I have plenty of other ideas.