Looks like 2011 is going to be a great year for Johnny Vic. Like, what are the odds that your character is going to be the focus of an historical play, even as he’s being “immortalized” and mounted on the wall of Ticonderoga Elementary School? Even as you’ve been picked up by an exciting literary agent? (by the way, as a result of her advice, I’ve got a great new website: www.annrichduncan.com. ) But, before you go there, read on!
Whitehall, New York, is an historical town at the very southern end of Lake Champlain. Originally called Skenesborough, it’s the site of the first American naval shipyard: Benedict Arnold was commissioned by Congress to build 15 warships there! And while they lost the battle (of Valcour), those 15 little ships did succeed in turning the huge British fleet back toward Canada. I’m working with the Whitehall Rec Assn and Bridge Theatre to do Johnny Vic’s Whitehall Adventure. After all, Horace Greeley and Charles Dickens both visited Whitehall (they’re the inspiration for an opening song for the play!)
Vacationing this summer? Consider Whitehall, New York! And a hop and a skip away is East Poultney, VT, where Johnny Vic may just star in a second historical play. Jeepers. More on that later. Right now I should get to work. Two plays to work on. It’s definitely “play time”. Don’t forget to check out my recipes, art and Crafty Kitchen posts before you leave. And please! I welcome your comments! Learn more at my website: www.annrichduncan.com . . . including a puzzle page for JohnnyVic fans.