Synopsis: A cancer diagnosis spoiled Trish’s last birthday. Will her husband, despite his good intentions, spoil this one?
Genre: Ten-minute comedy with drama
Theme: Facing and fighting cancer makes a person aware of who and what are important. Drawn on Cindy’s personal experience with cancer in 2014.
May 2020: Virtual PlayHouse, Frederick, MD. (ZOOM reading)
June 2019: Oyster Mill Playhouse, Camp Hill, PA. (staged reading)
Sept.2015: Hershey Area Playhouse, Hershey, PA. (staged reading)
Aug. 2015: Cicada Festival, Mt. Gretna, PA. (staged reading)
June 2015: Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA. (staged reading)
Awards: Birthday Surprise was named a finalist in the Jewel Box Theatre Competition, Oklahoma City, OK, in 2016.