2007.02.26: February 26, 2007: Headlines: COS - Grenada: Writing - Grenada: Theatre: The Citizen's Voice: Grenada RPCV Charles G. Blewitt has written four comedies that recently were compiled into a collection published as 天alley Views"

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Grenada RPCV Charles G. Blewitt has written four comedies that recently were compiled into a collection published as 天alley Views"

Grenada RPCV Charles G. Blewitt has written four comedies that recently were compiled into a collection published as 天alley Views

Blewitt, a psychotherapist for about 35 years and a graduate and undergraduate teacher for about 30, is hoping to some day get his other plays before an audience. 典he thing about this is it has always been a dream of mine to write from an early time in my life, Blewitt said. 的t was really during my Peace Corps days I developed an interest in letter writing.禰e served in Grenada, West Indies, with the Peace Corps from early 1969 to August 1971, teaching English and helping to get a community center and a high school extension built.He channeled his interest in writing into fiction. He wrote plays because of his love for dialogue.的 love the way characters speak to one another, he said. 的 just get caught up in that process.禰e said his dialogue is 殿nthracite brogue, sprinkled with 電ese and 電ose and a lot of local expressions, such as 塗aina.

Grenada RPCV Charles G. Blewitt has written four comedies that recently were compiled into a collection published as 天alley Views"

Area native finds success writing what he knows

BY JOE SYLVESTER
STAFF WRITER

02/26/2007

Charles G. Blewitt, Ed.D., knows Northeastern Pennsylvanians. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, raised in Pittston and educated in Scranton. He now lives in Kingston.

So when he began writing plays about six years ago, the 59-year-old psychotherapy counselor and teacher knew just how to write his characters.

He has written eight plays since then; four comedies recently were compiled into a collection published as 天alley Views by Offset Paperback.

The Bracken Theatre Company is bringing one of them to life. The company presented a stage reading of 擢or A Darker Tan at the Showcase Theatre in Exeter the past weekend.

In the play, three young women, co-owners of a Pittston tanning salon that is facing foreclosure, deal with a series of unusual and sometimes unethical events that just might save them, according to promotional material for the play.

典he thing about this is it has always been a dream of mine to write from an early time in my life, Blewitt said. 的t was really during my Peace Corps days I developed an interest in letter writing.

He served in Grenada, West Indies, with the Peace Corps from early 1969 to August 1971, teaching English and helping to get a community center and a high school extension built.

He channeled his interest in writing into fiction. He wrote plays because of his love for dialogue.

的 love the way characters speak to one another, he said. 的 just get caught up in that process.

He said his dialogue is 殿nthracite brogue, sprinkled with 電ese and 電ose and a lot of local expressions, such as 塗aina.

Blewitt, a psychotherapist for about 35 years and a graduate and undergraduate teacher for about 30, is hoping to some day get his other plays before an audience.

The other works in his published collection are 泥ivine Reservations, about an Irish-American priest in the fictional town of Mine Mule, which closely resembles Pittston, who finds himself overwhelmed with work and calls upon a childhood friend for help; 滴ematology Lab: The Blues In Red, about the characters in a hospital lab, and, 典he Questions Of A Thousand Dreams: A Comedy In Four Acts, about the variety of characters in a counseling course for people arrested for DUI.

Blewitt said his work provides inspiration for his work.

展ith the kind of work I do, I知 always exposed to really interesting stories, he said.

jsylvester@timesshamrock.com




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