Peas and carrots

Directed by
JEFFREY VANDERBYL

Created by
JENI ELLIOTT
BILL HYATT

Written and Performed by
JENI ELLIOTT
JOHN FRANK
JULIA HALEY
BILL HYATT
PAULA MITCHELL MANNING
ARTHUR M. JOLLY
CHANNE NOLEN

Also appearing:
CANDY BROWN
KIKI HARBSTER
CHAD RYAN MOORE
ERICA-MICHELLE SINGLETON

The cast of I Shoulda Eaten my Peas and Carrots

ABOUT Mopping the Stage

One act for 1 M

Arthur M. Jolly performs!
Arthur M. Jolly performs the premiere in Los Angeles, September 2006, directed by Jeffrey VanderByl. Photo by Alex Moy.

Mopping the Stage premiered as part of I SHOULDA EATEN MY PEAS AND CARROTS , a collaborative theatre experience of playwrights performing our own monologues, all based on truthful moments of regret, on times when we had compromised our morals, our beliefs and our common sense. Being part of this year-long project was an amazing experience - and a cathartic one. Mopping the Stage opened the show, and is a twenty minute monologue covering my decision to work for the Army as an instructor pilot at the start of the Iraq war. It was neither easy to write, nor to perform each night- but I will never regret doing so.

The play was produced by the COOP Theatre Company.

Sample Dialogue...


Mopping the Stage