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Things that Mattered 


a fifteen minute musical

(book and lyrics by Elin Hampton

music by Gerald Sternbach)


and a

 a ten-minute play (non-musical)

version is available


The once-cherished remnants of a divorcing couple, reminisce about their former glory, as they wait to be sold-off at a garage sale.




Wedding Dress – Female, 40+

VHS Tape Rewinder – Any gender, any age
Drum Set - Male over 30.   

Stuffed Animal – Any gender, any age

Grandfather Clock – Male, 50+




EST-LA, Los Angeles, CA (the musical)

Atwater Village Theatre

Featuring: Oliver Muirhead (in photo), Susan Rudick, Elin Hampton, Christopher Reiling, Jody St. Michael

Directed by: Patty Cornell        

Musical Direction by: Gerald Sternbach

9 performances in EST-LA's One-Act Festival : July 6-16, 2017

Four Quarter Theater, New York, NY (the musical)
Comley Studio Lab at the Drama League Theater Center

Featuring: Dana Trottier, Anthony Castellano, Mauri Tamarin, Sarah Hysjulien, Kirby Mason
Directed by: Maya Hormadaly
Accompanist: Kelsey Rodriguez

Reading: May 12, 2017


Studio Players’ 10-Minute Play Festival, Lexington KY
The Carriage House Theatre

Featuring: Natalie Cummins, Tommy Gatton, Greg Jones, Suraya Shalash, Sherry Jackson Thompson
Directed by: Mark Smith

Five performances July 27- 31, 2016


Samuel French Bookshop Summer Shorts Series
Hollywood, California

Featuring: Oliver Muirhead, Chuck Coudrain, Dagney Kerr
Dennis Curlett, Elin Hampton
Reading on July 29, 2016


Atwater Village, Los Angeles, California  

Featuring: Nick Ullett, Douglas Dickerman, Lizzy Rich, Anna Nicholas, Kareem Ferguson

Directed by: Stephen Burleigh

Staged Reading on April 2, 2016

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