Marley said not being able to cast his plays for readings, he created a “Paddle-People” cast for each. He explained that he lifts the paddle of the character speaking, which eliminates his having to stop and identify the character for the listening audience. “I find it difficult to listen to plays being read,” he said, “unless the play is given a ‘staged reading’ where actors are cast in each role.” Other works in his trilogy include “In Sepia Tone,” set in the early 40s, and “The Perfect Place,” set in the present.

Artists featured in the Lehigh Valley Art Alliance Invitational Artists Show are Sandra Corpora, Janet Dean, Wilhelm Schmidt and Edward Shepherd.