The Lynne Show Welcomes Elliott Raines and Joanna McClelland Glass, 7/10 & 17

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The Lynne Show has announced its upcoming guests on July 10 and 17, 2012-Elliott Raines and Joanna McClelland Glass, respectively. See full details below. The show plays Tuesdays at 2:00 PM EST and Mondays at 3:00 AM EST at Radioearnetwork.com. You can also hear podcasts anytime at thelynneshow.com.

7-10-12 - Elliott Raines grew up in what says is "now called the East Village, but when I grew up was called a slum." Second generation, born to parents who believed in giving their children a "well rounded education," Elliott studied piano and music theory, spent a year at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and most of his high school years in Drama Club, chorus and plays. He got a BA in Theater and an MFA in Acting, taught acting at his alma mater, and had some success as an actor. However at age 28 Elliott realized that the thing he hated most was looking for work, and acting – no matter how successful you are - is always about looking for the next job. Having realized this Elliott promptly went to Law School. He spent a career in law – with forays into acting and directing. And now having retired t is once more able to pursue his passion for the theater. Currently he has directed Terra Nova – a powerful piece of theater based on the true story of RoBert Scott's failed expedition to be the first person to set foot on the South Pole, Terra Nova will run from July 19th-22 at The Players Theater.

7-17-12 - Joanna McClelland Glass is a writer. Her play "Play Memory" directed by the legendary Hal Prince was nominated for a Tony Award. Both of her novels were published and optioned for film and she adapted both of the screenplays. Woman Wanted was directed by and starred Kiefer Sutherland, Holly Hunter and Michael Moriarty. But Joanna's heart is in the theatre and her playwriting credits are much too extensive to include here. With all this talent and skill one might assume that Joanna had a privileged childhood and lots of training. No! Joanna's childhood included an illiterate mother and an alcoholic father, who sold everything not nailed down to pay for his liquor. True to the culture of her time Joanna married young, worked to send her husband to graduate school, had three children very close in age and settled into the role of traditional wife and mother. It was not until, approaching 40; as the divorced mother of 3 young children, that she seriously turned her attention to her writing. Having announced that she was going to "try to support this whole thing with her writing," Joanna says she simply had to "get kids on the bus and sit at the desk and do something." And without any training – she had to learn the rules of her trade on the job - that is exactly what she did. And the quantity and quality of what her work is quite extraordinary. Listen to this woman's inspiring story.

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