Who was Jo Ford before Jo Ford was Jo Ford?
If you're into mystery, old time radio, and curious about who was stirring up mysterious trouble on Makah Island before Jo arrived on the scene, you have an odd combination of interests - but so do I - and I've written a radio play that ticks all these boxes and more. I'm excited to announce that this summer my original play, Penny Tahlequah and the Ms. Olsen Incident, will be performed live on the radio and on stage. For info on the broadcast, show tickets, and more, check out Take A Stand Theatre!
THE SCOOP ON PENNY TAHLEQUAH
Born and raised on Makah Island and born with a nose for news and trouble, Penny Tahlequah finds both when she returns home after an adventure in Los Angeles that goes any which way but right. We join Penny one chilly Makah morning in 1986, live on-air calling the infamous July 4th hydroplane races.
The fireworks start even before the boats put in, and the big one goes off only minutes after the race starts - when the renowned Ms. Olsen goes up in a ball of smoke and flame. The real action heats up when Penny’s cousin is accused of sabotaging the boat and murdering the driver.
Now, it’s a race against time as Penny scours Makah for clues to prove he’s innocent and catch the real killer. It won’t be easy, but that wouldn’t be any fun. Listen live as Penny wades through colorful local characters on her hunt for the truth. She’ll get her man – but will she get her woman, too?