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It's “That Guy… Who Was in That Thing” meets "WTF" but with people even less well known! Sure it's fun to interview the crazy famous and ask them about the difficult years, but that's been done. Memories are plastic - we're getting the real dirt from people still crawling through it. Laura Scruggs is the playwright and Jake Scruggs is the technical guy who listens to a lot of “This American Life” and thinks that qualifies him to interview people.

Feb 22, 2016

Jake and Laura talk about "Punk Grandpa" being performed at the 2016 FRIGID New York festival and at Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan! Buy tickets here:

02:34 - How did Laura get into the FRIGID New York Festival?

03:00 - Smacking sound is Laura slapping the couch because she is so excited

09:15 - Stage Manager/Production Manager/Dramaturg Lauren and Laura are very excited about a very stylized scene designed and directed by Janie Martinez. Listen to her episode at this link.

09:32 - Two different productions of "Punk Grandpa" going on:  One at FRIGID New York and another at Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan

10:30 - Laura's percentage of the FRIGID box office will be going to the NYC Alzheimer's Association

13:40 - How is Laura promoting "Punk Grandpa" at FRIGID?

29:05 - Laura got brand-new luggage for NY trip and had quite the adventure at Irv’s Luggage

37:00 - Laura is reading "How to Win Friends and Influence People," since it was one of the two books that her grandpa read.

39:00 - Laura's Air B&B living space in New York and other budgetary topics

45:00 - No saxophone allowed in rehearsal space in New York

48:50 - Family and friends who are coming to see the show


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Intro music: "Are You Famous, Yet?” by L. Scruggs. Outro music: B. Packard humming the recurring and rather stirring theme from “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)”