Fewer than a quarter of the local area theater groups…have ever staged (an original play). When they do, it’s likely to have been written by Richard E. Peck.” – Philadelphia Inquirer

To many, Richard E. Peck is:

  • a former university president
  • a popular entertaining speaker
  • an untalented but devout golfer

and for the 30+ theater groups who’ve produced one of his brilliant comedies… he’s:

  • a talented playwright
  • a creative theater director, and
  • and accomplished actor.











Plays Written

Don’t Trip Over the Money Pail (8)
The Cubs Are in Fourth Place and Fading (6)
Prodigal Father (6)
Lovers, Wives, and Tennis Players (8)
Curtains (2)
Sarah Bernhardt and the Bank (6)
Phonecall (10)
Bathnight (3)
A Party for Wally Pruett (2)
Allergy Tests (2)
Your Place or Mine (2)


5’10”, 190 lbs.
brown eyes, graying brown hair
age range 50-70
voice: 2nd tenor/baritone

Misc. Related Experience

Two years as Production Director, Players Club of Swarthmore; have supervised and worked in sound, makeup, set construction, publicity, etc. Two years as a radio DJ; many TV appearances.

Invited visiting playwright, ATA Conference, Bethlehem PA, moderator, panelist, speaker for Numerous ATA and CTC conferences, e.g. New Mexico Theater Association.

Plays Directed

18 productions (of my plays) at:

Delaware Dinner Theater – Wilmington, DE
Players Club of Swarthmore – Swarthmore, PA
Colonial Playhouse – Aldan, PA
The Barnstormers – Ridley Park, PA
Theater Wagon – Staunton, VA
Stone Barn Dinner Theater – Kennett Square, PA

as well as productions of Come Blow your Horn, The Seven Year Itch, etc.

Sets Designed

15 plays, including Gypsy, Girl in the Freudian Slip, Galileo, I Do I Do, Rosenkrantz & Gildenstern alternating with Hamlet

Leads Performed in

The Mindover Matter
Man and Superman
Same Time Next Year
Finishing Touches
The Philadelphia Story
Shot in the Dark
Prodigal Father
Girl in the Freudian Slip
Man in the Bowler Hat

Lesser Roles in a dozen plays, including:

Something’s Afoot
Yanks 3, Detroit 0, Bottom of 7th
Rosenkrantz & Guildenstern