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TNT POPS! New Play Project 

Announcing the first production of a 2016-17 TNT POPS! New Play Project winning play!

Playwright Mary Carol Stunkel

After graduating from Michigan State University in Theater, Mary Carol Stunkel held writing and on-camera positions with National Educational Radio & TV while acting in a graduate theater company. From 1969 to 2001 Mary Carol worked full time in video writing, producing, and directing, and as a freelance voice-over artist. As Broadcast Division Manager for Press Broadcasting she ran PBC-TV from 1982–89 and directed six of their syndicated TV programs. She is currently president of MC Squared Productions, Board of Directors member of the Two River Theatre Co in Red Bank, NJ where she served as president from the company’s inception until 2005. She is also Adjunct professor of Communication at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ where she teaches Story writing and performing. Mary Carol is a published short story writer but also performs original stories drawn from her own life. Her play Random Access was recently one of three finalists for the Hudson Shakespeare Company’s New Works Competition in New York City. Mary Carol is also a well-known animal photographer and the creator of the “Furry Empathy” line of greeting cards.

Produced by Tyler Civic Theatre
400 Rose Park Drive, Tyler TX 75702
September 8 - 11, 2016
Box Office: (903) 592-0561
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Random Access is a story about the capacity for caring, two often dismissed human beings who disagree about the importance of memories, and the transformation their encounter makes possible.

Renee, a young, self-proclaimed “good mother” is fighting to regain custody of her five year old son. But her unwillingness to face her past or the truth about her mothering skills threatens a future far richer than the mere survival she’s learned to expect.


And Arnie, a cantankerous octogenarian, is fighting just as fiercely to hang on to his memories long enough to complete the architectural legacy that will insure he is remembered.

MA - Mature Audiences Only. Strong language.

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