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The Applause Inside – Part 2

The Applause Inside - Part 2 By Wendell Abern CURTAIN OPENS ON MALCOLM  AND BETH, SEATED AT TABLE, AND GLARING AT RUDY, WHO SITS OPPOSITE THEM...

To All the Grandchildren in the World

(EDITOR’S NOTE:  This column first appeared shortly after the 9/11 tragedy in 2001.  It has run every year since, with the author’s updates.) To all...

The Applause Inside

Cantankerously Yours The Applause Inside By Wendell Abern  Dear Readers,           The following scene includes material from a column I wrote a few years ago. I have since...

Surpassing Abbott & Costello

Cantankerously Yours Surpassing Abbott & Costello By Wendell Abern Dear Readers,           In the 30s and 40s, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were the top two slapstick comedians...

And You Thought I Couldn’t Get any Crankier (3)

Cantankerously Yours And You Thought I Couldn’t Get any Crankier (3) By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, It’s all over! My rehabilitation has been completed! I’m finally walking without...

And You Thought I Couldn’t Get Any Crankier (2)

And You Thought I Couldn’t Get Any Crankier (2) By Wendell Abern Dear Readers,               Have you ever been bewildered? I mean, genuinely bewildered.  That is the...

And You Thought I Couldn’t Get Any Crankier (1)

Cantankerously Yours And You Thought I Couldn’t Get Any Crankier (1) By Wendell Abern A few days before Valentine’s Day, I awoke to see a few nurses...

Making Us Really Great Again. A Ten-Minute Play.

Cantankerously Yours Making Us Really Great Again. A Ten-Minute Play. By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, SCENE: A SMALL GOVERNMENT OFFICE. LONG DESK AND CHAIR FACING AUDIENCE. ANOTHER SMALL...

Postage Due: A Ten-Minute Play

Cantankerously Yours Postage Due: A Ten-Minute Play (Based on an actual event) By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, SCENE: SMALL OFFICE IN REAR OF LOCAL THEATRE. DESK WITH CHAIR, AND...

Eleventh Annual Scroogie Awards

Cantankerously Yours Eleventh Annual Scroogie Awards By Wendell Abern Dear Holiday Revelers,         Scroogies are awards I inaugurated in 2006, as an homage to my idol and favorite...