Weather Forecast


Booth's 48th play to be published

Roy C. Booth of Bemidji has announced that his award-winning one-act comedy, "Rodrigo Gets the Postmodern Blues," will be published in 2010 by Heuer Publishing of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The play will become Booth's 48th to be published. The play originated in the Black Box Theatre at Bemidji State University in the spring of 1997, and was produced years later in a revised form in Seattle and in Lexington, Ky., and, starting in 2003, at various venues in Poland. In 2006, Booth revised the script a third time and entered it into a national playwrighting contest sponsored by Stepping Stone Entertainment of Kentucky, where it won Best One-Act Comedy in 2007 and earned another full production in 2008.

Booth already has five plays published with Heuer, including an award-winning adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's famous short story, "The Rocking-Horse Winner."

"Rodrigo Gets the Postmodern Blues" is known in certain fringe festival circles for featuring a mad scientist, an unhinged Wisconsin cheese salesman, aliens, baseball-pitching five-legged mutated frogs, film agents, an epic kaiju battle, Godzilla performing Shakespeare, and other quirky elements.

Booth also received the 640th known production of his work recently, two performances of "The Glover's Mange Cure Caper," co-written with Louise Bottrell, at Madison High School in Rexburg, Idaho.

Booth, a Bemidji native, is a Central Lakes College and Bemidji State University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree English/speech-theatre and a Master of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing. He is the owner/operator of Roy's Comics & Games of Downtown Bemidji, where copies of his plays and books can be obtained. They can also be purchased at Bookworld.