Monday, July 15, 2019

MADE IN HEAVEN performed in church!

Laura Cappello, well known for her magnificent portrayal of Patsy Cline, 
and playwright Candace Perry team up in Heaven!

Please join us for this staged reading of my short play


Sponsored by the Nauset UU Fellowship
held at the Chapel in the Pines
220 Samoset Rd, Eastham, MA 02642
Sunday, July 21, 10 am

In MADE IN HEAVEN, each person is matched for all time to their one true love.
Only problem is, some folks don’t much like the match, like Faye (Mrs. Eugene) McBride of Montgomery, Alabama. A traditional, white woman, she discovers that God matched her to Henry, her gardener of many years. Her Black gardener. It’s up to God’s “assistant,” Marie Louise Benson to prove to Faye that God’s matches are never mistaken.

The reading of the play will be followed by refreshments and a discussion.

Thursday, May 2, 2019


The summer of 1964,

three civil rights workers

"go missing" from

Meridian, Mississippi... 


Please join us for a free, 
public reading of


Sunday, May 5, 3:00 pm
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater

The reading will conclude an intensive weekend workshop of the play with Director Sasha Brรคtt and actors Darlene VanAlstyne. Rodney Witherspoon II, Amie Lytle, Gigi Watson, Robert St. Laurence, and Jody O’Neil with the playwright, Candace Perry.  The audience is invited to stay after Sunday’s reading to share their reactions to the play.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Spring Happenings!

Spring is bringing some exciting theater events for me, and I’d love it if you’d join me for one or all:

  • Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm. Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) is presenting a workshop reading of my full length play, MERIDIAN SUMMER.  This is a play dear to my heart, and I’m very excited to be working with WHAT’s actors and director to revise the play and bring new life to it.  The play takes place in Meridian, Mississippi, my mother’s hometown, where, in 1964, the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman were planned by people determined to “preserve our way of life.”  We’ll be working on the play on Friday and Saturday, and invite you to join us for the free reading on Sunday afternoon.
  • Friday and Saturday, April 26/27 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 28 at 3 pm.  Provincetown Dramatic Arts is presenting a collection of short plays by women for their Women’s International Theater Festival.  My play, “La Emergencia (The Emergency)”, was created for the 2019 24 Hour Festival and is being reprised by the terrific cast from that production.  Hint: I wrote the play the day T***p declared the “emergency” at the Mexican/US border.  Performances take place at the WOMR Davis Space, 494 Commercial Street in Provincetown.  Tickets for the production are $15 and will be available at the door.
  • Saturday, April 27, 10 am – noon.  The Blue Institute is sponsoring a collection of writing workshops, “Words on Water,” as part of ArtWeek and the institute’s commitment to excellence in water education and research.  I’ll be teaching one on writing the short play.  So, if you’ve ever wanted to write a play, please join us at the Harwich Cultural Center, School House Drive, 204 Sisson Road. To register, go to

Thursday, February 14, 2019

24 HOUR PLAYS: Up all night to write a new play!

Provincetown Theater and the Provincetown Playwrights’ Lab will partner to produce the ninth annual edition of “The 24 Hour Plays.” The event, which starts being put together on Friday night,  uses eight playwrights, eight directors and 24 actors to write, rehearse and present – in 24 hours – a night of eight new plays.

The performances will take place at the deadline of 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with an encore at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St. (Tickets: $20; or at the box office).

Participating playwrights will be Stephen Desroches, Brigid Moynihan, John Shuman, Candace Perry, Michael Gaucher, Judith Underwood, Dian Hamilton and Jody O’Neil.

Directing their new works, with 24 area actors as well as crew members, will be Margaret Van Sant, Steven Myerson, Kate Wallace Rogers, Roger Chauvette, Bart Murell, Bob Cohen, Ron Daniels and Fermin Rojas.  Frank Vasello and Nathan Butero are the show's producers.

Members of the Provincetown Playwrights' Lab for the 2019 "24 Hour Plays" are 
(clockwise from left); Frank Vasello, Dian Hamilton, John Shuman, 
Candace Perry, Judith Underwood and Nathan Butera (with Carlo). 
Photo by David Drake.