Thursday, July 14, 2011


a new full-length play by Jessica McHugh

WHEN: July 22 through August 6, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, with one Sunday performance on July 31 at 4 PM 
Mobtown Theater, 3600 Clipper Mill Road in Baltimore.
For more information, visit or search Facebook for Fools Call It Fate.  

Sex, Coincidence and an Electronic Cigarette

In Fools Call It Fate, six characters find themselves entwined in each other's lives, sharing each other's secrets and enacting each other's darkest fantasies of revenge. Will Gabby prevent Sophie from stealing her husband, Richard, or will Sophie free Richard to follow his heart? (Does Richard even have a heart?) Will Ash allow Danny to victimize his new girlfriend, Tara? Will Tara allow Richard to shut down her muffin shop? Will No One win in the end? These and other questions will be answered in this dark comedy.

The cast includes Deb Carson, William Carson as Ash, Brian S. Kraszewski as Danny, Melissa O’Brien as Sophie, Rachael Lee Rash as Tara, and Steven Shriner as Richard. Mark C. Franceschini, who helmed Mobtown’s hit production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot last spring, directs.

The Mobtown Playwrights Group is dedicated to giving playwrights an opportunity and a venue in which to workshop and produce new plays for an audience committed to the process of new play development. McHugh’s play, along with two others, was selected from more than 30 scripts submitted last summer to receive staged reading; of these three plays, the board of the Mobtown­­ Players selected Fools Call It Fate to receive a complete mainstage production

Jessica McHugh is an author of speculative fiction that spans the genre from horror and alternate history to epic fantasy. Along with short stories appearing online and in print, she has six published novels, including the critically acclaimed “The Sky: The World” and the first book in her “Tales of Dominhydor” fantasy series. In 2011, she is due to have four more books released. This is Jessica’s first foray into playwriting, and she would like to thank everyone involved in aiding this fantastic adventure. A special thanks to Dave McHugh, who lovingly supports the weirdness, and to the Mobtown Players and Playwrights Group for the amazing opportunity. For more information on upcoming releases, please visit”