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Confessions of a Pulpiteer
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Confessions of A Pulipiteer


Sacramento Theater Examiner

Rehearsal photos of
"Confessions of a Pulpiteer"
the first staged reading of the
2010 Playwright's Festival of New Works
by: Barry Wisdom



KCSB 91.9 Santa Barbara Interview

"The Culture of Protest"
host Dick Flack interviews
Lee Boek about
Confessions of a Pulpiteer.
Musicians Mitch Greenhill
& Roberta Levitow
sing with Lee,
songs from the performance

Confessions of a Pulpiteer
[partial] Soundtrack *

I'll Fly Away

Farther Along

* Songs performed by Mitch Greenhill & Roberta Levitow.

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"I'll Fly Away"

On Wednesday, August 5, Public Works Improv Reading Party pays its literary respects to the 80th Anniversary of the famous Santa Monica Pier Aviation Ball, which presented the pioneering aviatrix, Amelia Earhart and counterparts:

A Public Works Improv / Voice In The Well production:

"I'll Fly Away" Reading Salon
Tribute to Women In the Wind

Wednesday, August 5
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Santa Monica

“…A ghost of aviation, She was swallowed by the sky Or by the sea, like me she had a dream to fly. Like Icarus ascending on beautiful, foolish arms, Amelia, it was just a false alarm…” - Joni Mitchell

Warszawa Restaurant [Attic]
1400 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, 90405
(310) 454-4063

Suggested donation: $9
Artists reception & light refreshments to follow


- Host Eric Vollmer and George Van Noy recall the famous Aviation Ball of August 1929 at the La Monica Ballroom on the Santa Monica Pier when AMELIA EARHART and 18 Aviatrixes were introduced to a wondering world audience.

- William H Bassett, DJ Carlile & Tania Getty bring GB Shaw’s "Lina Szczepanowska" in for landing

- Lee Boek sings Red River Dave's "Amelia Earhart's Last Flight" to guest accompaniment

- DJ Carlile & Lee Boek reflect on celebrity worship via an excerpt from Don Delillo’s blistering satire

- Brian Knudson tries to skate by wily Carmen Vega in Christopher Durang’s One Act Travesty

- Antonieta Villamil celebrates Mark Lipman's birthday in songs that will send everybody Flying Down To Rio

- Jacqueline Mahoney [tentatively scheduled] sings I’ll Fly Away & Joni Mitchell’s haunting and lyrical homage to Amelia Earhart

- Jim Harris is invited to attend our show and take some well-deserved bows for his contribution to the Centenary of SM Pier. He's the author of the book that taught our host Eric Vollmer about Amelia's SM Pier appearance on Aug 17, 1929. [Santa Monica Pier: A Centruy On The Last Of The Pleasure Piers by James Harris]

** hosted by Eric Vollmer


"Happy Bloomsday To ULYSSES Lovers Everywhere"

Public Works Presents
A Voice In The Well Production:

11th Annual IRISH Literary Cabaret

Tuesday, June 16
Pacific Palisades

Village Books
1049 Swarthmore
Pacific Palisades, 90272
(310) 454-4063

Door donations appreciated
Artists reception to follow with Irish coffee & desserts!


- Kate Friedricks & The Sons of Moynahans sing and play Irish lilts to their heart’s content

- Tania Getty, DJ CARLILE, Michael Lindsay, Lee Boek, Rory Johnston, Bill & Pablo present Baron Dunsany's Irish charming spoof on the British: Atalanta In Wimbledon

- William H. Bassett, Rory, DJ, Michae Lindsayl & Lee Boek present parallel scenes from ULYSSES Episode 17 ITHACA

- Tom Stoppard's pastiche on Joyce’s time in Zurich in TRAVESTIES

- Kate Friedricks presents the 'Molly Bloom's Soliloquy" from Episode 18 PENELOPE

** hosted by Eric Vollmer



Seeing the World Through Sci/Fi Eyes

Public Works Improvisational Theatre presents a Voice In The Well production of: "Seeing the World Through Sci/Fi Eyes"

Our European Salon playfully explores the outer limits of the Sci/Fi imagination; featuring dramatic readings, music, comedy and cordial conversation

Thursday, May 21
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Santa Monica

Warszawa Restaurant (Attic)
1414 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 393-8831

produced and hosted by Eric Vollmer


Literary Cabaret Tribute to Screenwriting of the Silver Screen

You Must Remember This

Enjoy a European-style salon & friendly conversation!


7:30 (both shows)

Wednesday, April 22
Village Books
1049 Swarthmore
Pacific Palisades 90272
Thursday, April 23
Warszawa (Attic)
1414 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica Blvd. 90401

(310) 489-0299

FREE – Donations Appreciated

Featuring: Lee Boek, Brian Knudson, Layla Alexander,
Valérie Dessaint & Bill Bassett

Theme Music by Violinist Deborah Vukovitz

Produced & Hosted by Eric Vollmer of Voice In The Well


'Under Milk Wood' Performance

Public Works' Artistic Director Lee Boek to Read Dylan Thomas' Classic: Under Milk Wood

Voices In The Well Prods. presents a delightful Saturday afternoon matinee concert reading of Under Milk Wood

Produced by Eric Vollmer

Don't miss Lee Boek in this whimsical evocation of a day in the life of a sleepy Welsh town, recalled by 10 actors and actresses presenting the nostalgic and comical voices of 70 memorable characters.

Saturday, Jan. 24

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

(followed by a complimentary Artists' Reception)


Ruskin Art Club

(south of Wishire and west of Crenshaw in Windsor Park)
800 S. Plymouth Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90019

The whole family is welcome to see this seldom-performed world masterpiece!
$12 -- Adults
$8 -- Seniors
$6 -- Students & Kids

(323) 755-3530

An all-seeing narrator invites the audience to listen to the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of an imaginary small Welsh village, Llareggub, in the early Days of the 1900s.

They include Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard, relentlessly bossing her two dead husbands; Captain Cat, reliving his seafaring times; the two Mrs Dai Breads; Organ Morgan, obsessed with his music; and Polly Garter, pining for her dead lover.

Join us for high-spirited fun in the nostalgic and lovable town that the famous and incorrigible poet, Dylan Thomas, summoned up as his last great comic hurrah.

We bring you a cast of ten fine actors and actresses who will recall and sing up the voices of 70 of the most noisy, boisterous, laughable and mischievous characters that you will ever encounter in life.

Wikipedia: Under Milk Wood

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