Postnuptials (stage play)

Postnuptials is a ménage à trois of love, secrets and drag, set in present-day Fresno, California that begins shortly after newlyweds Kevin and Lillian cross that threshold of matrimony only to have their first night of wedded bliss degenerated into a nightmare of chaos and confusion when a female impersonator from the Las Vegas strip named Joey (a.k.a. Amber Star) arrives at their apartment with the intent of bringing closure with his husband who jilted him the morning after their impromptu wedding in The Little Chapel on the Strip. When the news that “Kevin is a homosexual bigamist married to a drag queen” reaches the wedding party still at the reception; in-laws, a sibling maid of honor, a drunken best man, and a dim-witted ex-fiancé join the fray that culminates into a surprise ending while it explores thematic concerns of gay marriage, heterosexual infidelity, the extent of unconditional love, and an individual's quest to challenge parental conditioning laid down in childhood that at times may inhibit an adult's own choices in life, and perhaps the meeting of true minds and hearts in a search for love.

Postnuptials premiered in Hollywood, California and had its international premiere in Sydney, Australia where was chosen as the theatrical event for the month-long 2013 Sydney LGBTQ Mardi Gras festivities.

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    Postnuptials (screenplay)
  • Project Type:
    Stage Play
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Farce, LGBT, Gay, LGBTQ
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    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • WILLiFEST / Williamsburg International Film Festival
    New York City, New York
    Winner - Best Script {stage version}
  • Birsamunda International Film Awards
    Chennai, India
    Winner - Best Stage Play
  • New York Screenplay Contest
    New York City, New York
    Nominated - Best Play
  • The Southern California Motion Picture Council
    Studio City, CA
    Winner - Bronze Halo Award of Special Merit
Writer Biography - David Earle, David Earle, David Earle, David Earle, David Earle

David Earle is a multiple award-winning screenwriter, playwright and novelist, born and raised in Anaheim, California, and lived fifteen years in the Los Angeles area where he worked at various entertainment industry companies; Taft/Barish Productions, New World Pictures, Rogers & Cowan, Hollywood Records, and Walt Disney in Creative Development at Disney Imagineering. He now resides in Charleston, South Carolina where he writes prolifically, varying from comedies to dramas, from novels to screenplays to plays, of which he has had four plays produced in the U.S. and Australia. Credits include - After the Wedding; A Road to Nowhere; They're Having a Deadly Good Time; and Postnuptials. Postnuptials, an adult farce, had its Australian premiere at the Parade Theatres in Sydney where it was chosen as the theatrical event for the 2013 Sydney LGBTQ Mardi Gras festivities. Both the Postnuptials stage play and its (unproduced) screenplay adaptation have been nominated or won a number of awards at film festivals internationally. He adapted his one-act stage drama, A Road to Nowhere, into a screenplay short (unproduced) that has received several international film festival awards. His sci-fi novel, Life Is But A Dream, is selling worldwide in 248 countries (notably on Amazon and Barnes & Noble). The (unproduced) screenplay adaptation of Life Is But A Dream, that he wrote, has won him many awards and nominations at a number of international film festivals while WGAW chose Life Is But A Dream for a full cast industry reading at the WGAW building in Los Angeles for its ethnic diversity of characters. His five-episode true story limited series, Pelée, currently in pre-development, has also won him numerous awards internationally. The most recent screenplay of his is another multi-award-winning true story drama titled, Searching for Michael. In addition, he has written the novelette, The Remarkable Travels of Billy Sparks, and short story, The Calla Lilies.

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