Over a year ago, Trip beat the odds, winning more than money at a high-stakes poker game. Now, hosting a game of his own, he is again challenged by the same disrespectful, sore loser of an opponent. As the cards are dealt, so to are old accusations, and, before long, the bitter rivalry erupts beyond the felt. It’s hearts versus diamonds, and the winner takes all — but this is no regular game of chance. Everything has been carefully planned, yet no one predicted the cards fate has up its sleeve.

David Douglas is a playwright, award-winning short story author, and the founder and director of Stage Writers— a Dallas-based playwright organization. He is also a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and a past board member of several writers’ organizations, including the Writers Guild of Texas and WORD (Writers Organizations 'Round Dallas). His full-length play, "Railbird," has received readings in the First Impressions Festival (Imprint Theatreworks) and the Play Readers Club (Our Productions Theatre Co.)

Original Works Series Reading Railbird by David Douglas

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7 p.m.: Reading opens with a Question & Answer Session with author David Douglas 7:30 p.m.: Reading begins Cast: Shawn Gann: Tripp Andrew Manning: Phil Malcolm Stephenson: Joe Carter Frost: Blake David Graham: Chris Meagan Harris: Sarah Joshua Hahlen: Narration/Stage Directions