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Eric Fritzius

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Eric Fritzius writes things, edits them, and occasionally acts.

His plays …to a Flame, …and Tigers and Bears, Honey Do, A Game of Twenty…, and Fargo 3D, have been produced at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, W.Va.. …to a Flame and …and Tigers and Bears were also produced by the Independent Theatre Collective in Wheeling, W.Va. Fargo 3D has also been produced by the Lewis Theater in Lewisburg.

A frequent actor at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre, he has appeared in numerous productions since 2003. Among his favorites are: Ain’t Nonthin’ Quick N’ Easy, Y-Mains, Oliver!, Variations on the Death of Trotsky, Degas C’est Moi, Phillip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread, Floyd Collins, The Crucible, A Christmas Carol, Occupy My Mind, The Greenbrier G
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Eric Fritzius I have actually done this on three occasions. My short story about the Mothman, "...to a Flame," from in A Consternation of Monsters, was the first on…moreI have actually done this on three occasions. My short story about the Mothman, "...to a Flame," from in A Consternation of Monsters, was the first one I adapted, back in 2005 or so. It didn't see the stage until 2009, though, and has since been produced twice. I also adapted a story of mine called "Playing Cards by Twilight's Shine" (not in the collection), though this has only received a staged reading. More recently I adapted my story "Flying Lessons Over Lunch, with Saint Joseph Cooper Tina," from the Diner Stories anthology, into a short play, but it too has only had a staged reading, as of yet.

I have tended in my writing to tell stories with a lot of dialogue at times. This may be because I cut my teeth writing for the stage. Once in a while, though, I can look at a prose piece and recognize that it not only tells the story with dialogue but has a common setting and limited characters. Those are elements that work well on the stage.

I am experimenting with adapting some of my short plays into short stories as well, since a few of them share a basic setting of West Virginia, as well as being set in the same "universe" as it were. They will likely appear in a future collection.

While I do a lot of performing, I have rarely appeared in my own work. When "...to a Flame" was produced, I did cameo as a voiceover in it, portraying my radio pal Rik Winston, who is only reference in the short story, but who has a bigger role in the play. I prefer, though, seeing what interpretations other people have for the plays and their characters. That, to me, is one of the magical parts of theatre--when a director, actors, and technical crew come together with a script to make something that is, hopefully, a better version of the story being told than is necessarily even on the page. (less)
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