Comedy-Drama/ 4 Men, 3 Women/ Full Length, Two Acts
Synopsis: The year is 1951. Emmett Halberg, one of the residents of Mrs. Wirth’s boarding house in a small West Virginia town, is the leading expert on local history, flora, and fauna, but he’s also a little eccentric, and more than a little paranoid about Communism. When a young Korean War veteran moves in, Emmett begins to suspect him of being a spy, and his over-active imagination and outrageous actions soon upset the lives of the residents.
A subtly comic look at distrust and paranoia during the Cold War, with many contemporary parallels, The Great Algonquin was one of three winners in the 2011 West Virginia’s Writers Contest.
Linda Juanita Stockham
Ph. (U.S.): 951-388-7528
About the Playwright: Linda Juanita Stockham is a cultural anthropologist/playwright. She received a B.A. in Anthropology from California State College San Bernardino and her Interdisciplinary M.A. in Anthropological Studies from California State University San Bernardino. Her plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, and throughout the United States, as well as internationally. Now retired, she lives in California.
The Great Algonquin awaits professional production.