Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00 p.m.
With hundreds of TV, radio and film productions under her belt, the multi-gifted June Dixon has created a deft and intriguing tale in The Very English Lady, in which a suspicious death brings a sheltered, affluent woman an unexpected new lease on life. Hidden resources and erotic fires emerge when she learns that her deceased husband was not the man she thought she knew. If this discovery sounds at all familiar, albeit sans the foul play, come savor the actress-writer-comedienne June Dixon treating us to a no doubt very English reading, q&a and signing.
Laura Mitchell is an English-born widow living in an upscale Los Angeles condominium complex. Early one morning her quiet, uneventful life is shattered when she comes upon a man’s naked body in the swimming pool—eerily echoing her discovery, a year earlier, of her husband John’s body in the same pool. The police are asking a lot of questions and a neighbor—a friend of her husband—wants to buy her late husband’s laptop computer.When events begin spiraling out of control, Laura realizes she must discover the truth about her husband. She begins a strange journey to trace John’s business activities that rock her world as she remembers the past. While she is discovering the real John Mitchell, she rediscovers herself. Her long-suppressed talents and desires are rekindled, and she begins to hope for a new and more fulfilling future.
June Dixon has enjoyed an extensive & highly successful career as a writer, actor and producer/director in radio and television, particularly in South Africa where she wrote & starred in hundreds of acclaimed radio & TV productions. These include comedy series such as ‘The Loudspeaker Show’, ‘Dr. Livingstone – I Presume?’ and ‘Stop the Tape – I Want Get Off!’ She also co-wrote and played a leading role in the movie Fraud! and adapted O.Henry’s short story “The Gift Of the Magi” into a television musical. Excerpts from some of these can be seen or heard in podcasts at the website she shares with her husband and writing partner, www.themonatdixonline.com