Wooten's southern family of the Martindales can sit on a family heirloom mantle along side some of the greats (Glass Menagerie's Wingfields, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof's Pollitts, Frankie Addams from The Member of the Wedding, or the Wingos from The Prince of Tides), yet still maintain a uniqueness of the author's voice that vividly allows us to 'kw' these people. - Gregory Allen, Author, Playwright * * * * When Lex Martindale, a New York City writer, goes home to celebrate his birthday and say good-bye to his dying father, he struggles with whether or t to share with his eccentric Southern family news of his own life-threatening situation. * * * * As we travel through seventy years of the Martindales' rich and colorful history, unearthing forbidden loves, shattered hopes and tenacious dreams, we realize that this reunion is a volatile turning point in all of their lives. * * * * But as anger, resentments and jealousies erupt to the surface, it's their laughter and irreverent sense of humor that prevails allowing for a quiet healing in this bittersweet, moving portrait, of the all-American family. * * * * A delicious surprise! Birthday Pie is a clever, smartly written tale that once again proves how great a storyteller Arthur Wooten actually is. A tasty treat from beginning to end. - Greg Archer, The Huffington Post * * * * Birthday Pie is one of the most original, relevant and touching stories I have ever read. - Debbie Allen
Mr. Wooten is the author of the critically acclaimed novels On Picking Fruit and Fruit Cocktail and the short story, A Stroke Of Luck. Also a playwright, his works include the award winning Birthday Pie, which had its world premiere at the Waterfront Playhouse, Key West, FL. His one act plays, Lily and The Lunch, have been produced Off-Off Broadway. For two years he has been the humorist for the London based magazine, reFRESH. Arthur grew up in Andover, MA and now resides in New York City.