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"Little Did I Know"
a new book about embracing destiny in an unforgettable summer theatre season
By Broadway Producer Mitchell Maxwell
Releases October 5th on Prospecta Press

 


With a fresh college diploma, no money and a passion for theater, Sam August is about to find out what it takes to live his dream to take over a summer theatre---- as he takes on small town prejudices, shady characters, rabid raccoons and the seductive wife of the most powerful man in town in Mitchell Maxwell’s coming-of-age tale “Little Did I Know” (Prospecta Press; October 5, 2011).  Maxwell, no stranger to the stage having produced seven Broadway shows and countless Off Broadway and touring productions, relives his first summer producing experience in a boundlessly entertaining story that proves "the only option in pursuing a life of meaning and consequence is to follow your heart.”

The signatures on his college diploma are barely dry when Samuel August points his 1969 Mustang south to
Plymouth, Massachusetts to meet his destiny. Four years of acting onstage instead of accepting his athletic scholarship worked the greasepaint into his blood and he is determined to continue the magic. He’s on his way to answer a rental ad for the historic Priscilla Beach Theater in Plymouth, to give his small group of theatrical friends the chance to remain together and create a life treading the boards. But before the first spot can be lit, Sam must face cold reality in the form of the cantankerous descendant of one of Plymouth’s oldest families who rules the bucolic seaside town of Plymouth with malicious might. Dr. Anderson Barrows doesn’t have much use for youth in general or Sam in particular, but his young wife does – and she forces Sam into a perplexing moral and financial dilemma. Does he accept her backing, and what it will cost him, or find a way to finance the theater himself?

Competing for his affections is a brilliant local beauty, Veronica, whose unconventional ideas and secret past have stirred his heart. As he grows dependent on her for her clear-eyed realism and complementary ability to salvage any situation, he learns how deeply layered small-town life can be and the multitudinous demands of running a theater. Sam dreams of producing bigger-than-life musicals in the grand tradition of summer stock but he has just one summer to learn how to grow into the theatrical producer he aspires to be.

Available in hardcover (
Prospecta Press) for $25.00; 368 pages;
ISBN-10: 1935212575; ISBN-13: 978-1935212577
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Praise for Little Did I Know:

“A whimsical look back on a golden moment for many of us. Mitchell displays the imagination, the belief in himself, and in storytelling that brought us all out to Priscilla Beach Theatre in the first place and gave us a summer we’ll never forget.”

Peter Gallagher, TV, film and Broadway actor

“Mitchell Maxwell has show business in his blood!  His theatrical passion courses through every delicious and compelling page.”

Rob Marshall, choreographer and director of the Academy Award Best Picture winner Chicago

Little Did I Know that Mitchell Maxwell’s first novel could be as titillating and epic as his award-winning, tumultuous theater career. It’s an unforgettable summer, chockablock with passionate love, small town corruption and unbridled determination.”

Jeff Calhoun, Tony-nominated choreographer and director of the world premiere of Disney’s High School Musical on Stage

“With wit and wile reminiscent of Moss Hart’s seminal Act One, Maxwell spins a tale of theater in the provinces that will  entertain, amuse, and inevitably move you.”

Frederick Zollo,
Tony Award-winning producer of theater (‘night Mother, Edward Albee’s The Goat) and film (Mississippi Burning and The Quiz Show)

About the Author:

Mitchell Maxwell (www.mitchellmaxwell.com), president, CCO and director of MCrew Media LLC, who has produced seven Broadway shows, more than 30 off-Broadway and regional productions, four national tours, three West End productions and six major motion pictures. He is the visionary producer behind the rollicking Broadway revival of Damn Yankees featuring the legendary Jerry Lewis – which was nominated for multiple Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical – and the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Dinner with Friends. He has produced the Broadway musicals Play On! Bells are Ringing (Tony-nominated for Best Revival of a Musical), Blues in the Night (Tony Nominated as Best Musical), Brooklyn, and the percussive theatrical wonder, Stomp! His productions have been nominated for – and won – almost every theatrical award including Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Obie and Ovation awards.


Available in hardcover for $25.00
368 pages; $25.00
ISBN-10: 1935212575
ISBN-13: 978-1935212577


Visit your local bookstore or order online:
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