By David Steinberg

Albuquerque playwright Richard B. Edwards recently expanded his literary horizons. He submitted a fable for publication in The New Yorker.

“It’s about the beginning of the universe, about God, his creation of life on earth, the problems withal and his feelings along the way,” Edwards said.

The fable’s title is “Big Bang to Canaan.”

“Since the style of some of The New Yorker’s articles is often humorously ironic e.g. articles of Job, Noah, the occasional cartoon drawings of Moses and the like, I  decided to submit ‘Big Bang to Canaan’ since it fits the genre,” Edwards said.

He has written two plays produced in Albuquerque.

One is “La Malacacha,” which was an Albuquerque High School bilingual student production staged in 2005 and directed by Brandon Kirk. Its subject is domestic violence.

The other play is titled “The Madness of King Georgie Bush.” It was presented in 2008 at the VSA North Fourth Arts Center and directed by Lou Ann Graham, the sister of actress Vivian Vance. It’s a farce about the administration of President George W. Bush.

Edwards is a retired investment banker. He is a veteran actor who has been in productions in Albuquerque and in Santa Fe.

Comments about this article may be mailed to Edwards at this address: 2324 Campbell Road NW, Albuquerque N.M. 87104.

 

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