These nine beautifully crafted plays shine a light on human nature that is recognizable to us all. There is denial and indecision; presumption and manipulation; loathing and regret; deceit and treachery, alongside the height of the ridiculous, and the depths of despair. And there is more, much more. These stories, comedic and tragic, play out under the overarching branches of the Jacaranda tree which buds, blossoms and dies, even while it shelters all of these characters in search of...? Let the reader decide.
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About the Author
Francis Filosa aka Frank Roberts, 1930-2010, is a decorated Korean War vet. In Los Angeles, he hosted weekly radio shows at KPFK, interviewing notables in the Arts such as Ray Bradbury, Anaïs Nin, Frank Gilroy, James Dickey, Charles Aznavour, Marcel Duchamp and Elsa Lanchester. At the same time, he co-produced documentaries at KCET Television, including The Watts Poets, Glossolalia and a segment of PotPourri dealing with the East L.A. Drug Prevention Center. His plays include a collaboration with Paul Bowles, on Bowles' novel, "Love with a Few Hairs," "The World of Tennessee Williams," and a TV script dramatizing the role of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku in introducing surfing to the public. At the time of his death, he was compiling the Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow plays for publication. He is buried with his parents and two older brothers in Arlington National Cemetery.