HEAVEN SENT Set for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Fall One-Act Play Competition, 9/29-30

By: Sep. 23, 2015

A short, one-act play written, directed, and produced by Wayne J. Keeley and Stephanie C. Lyons is one of 30 plays featured in Manhattan Repertory Theatre's (MRT) Fall One-Act Play Competition. HEAVEN SENT first competed in the fourth of MRT's six series against four other plays. By audience vote, HEAVEN SENT received the highest score in its series and it is to move on to the finals where it will compete against five other finalists.

HEAVEN SENT is a window into the life of a love-struck young man with early onset ALS who has been granted his one life's wish. The play was inspired by co-writer Wayne Keeley's eldest son Wyatt, who is afflicted with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Keeley and Lyons of Danbury, CT have penned numerous other entertainment works. Of their work in theatre, most recently they also have produced and directed another short play Commuters which recently was a finalist in MRT's Summer One-act Play Competition; and Life As She Knows It, featured with HEAVEN SENT in MRT's 10th Anniversary Celebration, a non-competitive "crazy fun" event. In addition, Keeley and Lyons have optioned one of their original screenplays with indie director Austin Chick and producer Zachery Bryan of Home Improvement fame. Their production company, Someday Productions LLC, picked up options to produce screen adaptations of four thriller novels written by author, Ray Hoy. Additionally, Keeley and Lyons are bloggers and reviewers of entertainment works as well as recreation, travel, and family on their website "Pillow Talking."

HEAVEN SENT will be performed Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:30 and 9 p.m. and Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets may be reserved by sending an email to mrtreserve@gmail.com, indicating the day, time, and number of tickets. A cash-only payment of $20 is taken at the door. Manhattan Repertory Theatre is in the heart of the city, 303 W. 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, 6th Floor, New York City, NY.

Keeley and Lyons began Someday Productions LLC (www.somedayprods.com) as "A company dedicated to the creation of new and important projects for all genres in the entertainment industry." Their myriad dually-voiced works include those for television, film, theatre, and books and are in various stages of development. Their Pillow Talking blog (www.somedayprods.com/talking) sheds light on the he-said/she-saids of everything from the entertainment industry to parenting.