Rita Weinstein

Rita Weinstein says her writing career can best be described as "eclectic" having worked in all media, including writing and producing an award-winning short film. Her involvement with theatre, which has included writing, directing, performing, and producing, has always providing a spirit-resurrecting escape from the corporate world she's also inhabited. Having lived all over the country, spanning the distance from Hawaii to Florida, Rita is now a resident of Seattle. Of her two plays she says: "'Camelot Court' is a visit back to the Florida I grew up in, and how it felt to come of age during the struggle for civil rights and particularly during the nuclear nightmare that was the Cuban missile crisis. 'Something Fishy This Way Comes' is about the fact that those who have the greatest impact on us are never really gone, so we have to deal with what they leave behind with as much honesty as we can stand and as much humor as we can muster."
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  Camelot Court

Drama by Rita Weinstein

71 pages

5 m, 4 w

Corryann Driggers, "sixteen and never been kissed," feels trapped living in the poverty of the Camelot Court trailer park in rural south Florida. When Russian missiles are discovered in Cuba, just 90 miles away, everyone in Corryann's small world begins acting on their fears, missed opportunities, and failed dreams. Violence follows, and Corryann's loss of innocence mirrors that loss for an entire nation. (Produced by the Group Repertory Theatre; Los Angeles.)

  Something Fishy This Way Comes

Comedy by Rita Weinstein

72 pages

4 m, 4 w

Harriet Guildenstern, 20-something, has been in therapy for years because she cannot make a decision. The play opens the day before her marriage to Adrian, a strange guy who thinks he has psychic gifts. The mysterious Adrian spends all of his time upstairs behind a locked door, on the phone. Gertrude Guildenstern, Harriet's stepmother, is completely discombobulated by the upcoming wedding because she's desperate to see Harriet settled at long last. She's worried that once again Harriet will change her mind. So she keeps calling her telephone psychic, Madame O...