Monday, April 20, 2020

Mailbox Monday: Black Box by Gary D. Cole to Benefit CoHo Productions

Black Box by Gary D. Cole came through my front door mail slot the other day and I was pleased to see it. Book mail is particularly fun when we are staying home during this coronavirus pandemic!

Gary Cole was the co-founder of CoHo Productions, a theater company in Portland, Oregon known for 25 years co-producing exceptional theater.

Black Box is a novel set in the theater world, the story of an actress and the two men mesmerized by her charms.

Because CoHo Productions has to close during the COVID 19 crisis, Gary is donating the 100% of the proceeds of the sale of Black Box to CoHo Productions. For $25, the price of a CoHo Productions ticket, you get a paperback edition of Black Box shipped to your door. Go to the CoHo website here to buy the Black Box book or learn more.

Black Box is Gary’s first novel. The lead character, Ned Prince, leads an enviable life. An acclaimed young writer and heir to an ample fortune, he spends a handsome allowance playing at working. But when tragedy strikes Ned’s father, leaving a depleted estate, Ned is forced to take a real job as a theater critic in Portland. He is mesmerized by an actress who has sold herself to a financier for a stage of her own – a black box. After all off-stage attempts fail, Ned resorts to theater to avenge his father and liberate the actress. Sparks fly when an actress, a critic, and a patron form a dramatic triangle whose ambitions collide, all within the confines of the “black box” theater – an unadorned performance space enclosed by black walls. Black Box contains mature content.

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday, a weekly "show & tell" blog event where participants share the books they acquired the week before. Visit the Mailbox Monday website to find links to all the participants' posts and read more about Books that Caught our Eye.

Mailbox Monday is graciously hosted by Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, and Martha of Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.

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