Darress Theatre

Author: R.O. Palmer

ISBN 978-1-60264-353-6 (softcover)
ISBN 978-1-60264-664-3 (eBook)

262 pages

Multiple tales converge at the Darress Theatre in Boonton, New Jersey, with the quirky building an integral character in each story. A murder rocks the quiet town; an everyday man blossoms; an ex-con adjusts to life after prison; an improbable romance ignites; and a poignant play, "Cable's Out," weaves its way through the novel, from first rehearsal to closing night's curtain call.

Meet the dramatic players of Darress Theatre. The narrator, Ryan, a part-time actor in a dead-end job, weighs the responsibility of caring for a fading parent against the lure of an exotic newcomer. Dolly is the lovable Texan who keeps the Darress going by force of personality. George, a past-his-prime star, reaches for one last brass ring. And meet the Darress Theatre itself, old, odd, and worth saving because it is like no other.


R.O. Palmer was raised in Westfield, New Jersey, graduated from Dickinson College, and currently lives in Boonton, New Jersey, home of the real, live Darress Theatre. Palmer, who is never far from a book, enjoys fishing and hiking in the Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania.

Category: Fiction, Poetry, Screen, Short Stories

Type: books

Vendor: R.O. Palmer

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