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Between now and April 13, we will be featuring all of the 2015 Oregon Book Awards finalists.
2015 Oregon Book Awards Finalist
September Twelfth by Rich Rubin
About the play:
September Twelfth is a full-length drama about the rippling effects of 9/11 on a surviving NYC fireman and his new wife, the widow of a fellow fire-fighter who died in the North Tower.
About the playwright:
Rich Rubin is a multi-award winning playwright whose work has been produced throughout the US as well as in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. September Twelfth had a reading by the American Bard Theatre Company (NYC) in September 2013 as part of a 9/11 memorial event, with a subsequent staged reading by the UP Theatre Company (NYC) in November 2014.
Excerpt from September Twelfth:
“But that morning, I had this funny feelin’ that somethin’ real sick was in the air, and I don’t just mean all the scorch and soot. For the first time on the job, I tasted this sour spit of doubt. I saw Lynn cryin’ at the door, a group of guys from the station doin’ their best to console her, and I suddenly thought what a fuckin’ mess death is, so simple yet so complicated … and I just hope to God those bastards know what the hell they’re doin’.”
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