"For anyone who has ever wondered where Ian Fleming developed the ideas for James Bond, how Noël Coward came up with the premise for Blithe Spirit or why Nazi Germany’s Rudolf Hess flew to Scotland during World War II in a presumed effort to negotiate peace, wonder no more: William Triplett's brilliantly funny True Will answers all those questions, and in a style and manner that will delight lovers of history, literature and theater."
-Eric Marchese, The Orange County Register
March 15, 2019
New Works in Action - Spring Festival of Staged Readings
Spooky Action Theater - Washington, D.C.
Richard Henrich, Artistic Director
Gillian Drake, Director, New Works in Action Program
True Will was among four scripts selected for public staged readings.
Ian Fleming ------------------ Scott Ward Abernethy
Noël Coward -------------- Jared Graham
Aleister Crowley --------- Brad Sperber
Rudolf Hess --------------- Joshua Simon
Penelope Money -------- Jacqueline Chenault
Sally Benson ------------- Morgan Sendek
Directed by Jordan Friend
November 4-6, 2016
Panndora Productions - Long Beach, CA
True Will was among five scripts selected for the festival of public readings held at The Garage Theatre in downtown Long Beach.
Ian Fleming ------------- John Wray
Noël Coward ----------- Pete Taylor
Aleister Crowley ------ Derek Long
Rudolf Hess --------- Phoef Sutton
Penelope Money ----- Karen Wray
Sally Benson ---------- Caitlin Lowerre
Directed by Pete Taylor
“ A wonderfully complex, interesting play with truly unique comic moments. Our audience loved it, the cast of the reading loved it, and we loved it. A real audience pleaser. What's not to like in a play that creates a scenario for the writing of Blythe Spirit and intertwines Noël Coward with Ian Fleming, Bond, Moneypenny and Alistair Crowley. Yummy stuff! Plus, Bill Triplett is a delight to work with as playwright. ”
- Sonja Berggren, Panndora Productions