Winner! 2012 Baker's High School Playwrighting Competition, Third Place.
Trapped inside a poorly-written play, Lady Lydia is a damsel in a distressing situation. With her father murdered and her hero a brainless cliché, Lydia must undertake an investigation of her own to find the killer amongst the play’s eclectic cast of characters. Helped on her way by a harmless villain, and hindered by her clueless hero, Lydia’s greatest opponent may be The Director—a writer deluded into thinking his play is the best ever written. For The Director, the play is a work of art. But for Lydia, the play is her life. Will Lydia be able to outwit The Director and write her own destiny? Or will she break the fourth wall, and send the play tumbling into chaos? The answer lies in a historical-tragic-romantic-comedy-mystery-drama that can only be described with one word… Forsooth!
Published in the collection Dramatic Debuts Volume 5