I received a royalty check yesterday for “Cemeteries Are a Grave Matter,” a one-act play that I published more than thirty years ago. The statement showed where the play had been produced in the last year, and one production was in a town close enough to where I live that, had I known about it, I would have attended.
This has happened many times with my plays; I find out about the show after the production is over, when it’s too late for me to go. Even though this play has been produced every year, some years many times, I have never seen a production of it! I have never seen two of my other plays, either.