I have been working hard on reconstructing my first act of my current play, Play by Play. I told you I would have an update for you. The update is now upon us. My problem with the act was that it was taking too long to bring my second lead character into the script. I had to cut and unfortunately that means I had to sacrifice bits I liked. It was all for the good. Now I have the staff meeting in first five pages of the play. Now Marty is in the second scene of act one on page 19. By bringing Marty in earlier, I was able to play with Marty and bring about his naive nature. Marty thinks he's therefor an interview, with the owner, who told him he would like to meet with him. Marty thought he was having an interview for the new Play by Play jobs for the Seadogs. What didn't realize is he's already been hired When he arrives, the staff is about to watch a video of his most embarrassing broadcast moment that was seen on the internet. Let this be a lesson not to post embarrassing videos on YouTube. Management believed it was an air check Marty wanted radio stations to see, when in fact, Marty's whacky cousin Skeeter put it up there as a joke. All in all I am happy with the way act one is going. The play is beginning to come together. It's the broadcast version of the "Odd Couple." The main characters are lively and active. Chick McSorley is bitter that his Baseball careerwith the Red Sox ended due to injury. He arrives at WPME whenhis former broadcast partner, the legendary Ned Plummer finds him in a bar, drinking his life away. Ned saves his life and hires him as his broadcast analyst for the Portland Seadogs. Chick is the type of character you love to hate, and hate to love. Personally I love complex characters and this guy is complex, obnoxious. He will say anything to get a rise out of his loyal listeners, no matter the FCC fine or the suspension he receives from the Tinkle Broadcast network. Marty Busby is a young upstart, whose forte is Basketball because it fits his rhythm as a broadcaster. He feels Baseball is too slow and holds him back. At the end of act one, these two are put on the air together for a talk show called, The Chicken Coop. Chick is not given a say on who is partner is and he's angry about that. Chick decides to embarrass Marty by bringing up his YouTube video, which leads to an outburst by Marty. I put the characters in the zaniest situations. The Program Director holds the big meeting and loses control. TheOwner announces he's hired a Consultant. The Consultant treats the staff like children. Chick's Producer, Renee dresses in black and is an inept mess. The Receptionist, Abbyis Renee's fill in and when Renee messes up one final time, the Program Director makes her Chick and Marty's producer full time. Act Two is in the works. Marty falls in love with Abby, even though she's dating the Seadogs star Pitcher. The stationis under attack by outside influences, but outside influences eventually save it. Marty is put under broadcast pressure with hilarious consequences. One scene involves Abby's boyfriend throwing a no hitter for the Seadogs. Marty doesn'trealize that mentioning a no hitter is a broadcast no no. Marty jinxes it. All in all the show is moving along quite nicely and I have been working hard to finally finish this play. I hope when it's done, I have a play I can be proud of and in future see it staged.