Richard Paul Thomas
About The Play
The musical play Captured Rainbow features the playwright and composer Richard Paul Thomas in the leading and only, role. The play centers around the observation of a traveling business consultant who spends most of his life on the road living in hotel rooms. The two-act play features songs written about people he meets, his life experiences, loves and losses, and the exploration of his own being. During the play Richard enters the audience dances, hugs & encourages the audience to get involved.
Born & raised in Milwaukee, WI Richard moved to Salado, Texas in 1984. He is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist and has been performing for over 40 years.
Richard Paul Thomas 254-947-4717 RpT@tbc-group.com Copyright © Richard Paul Thomas 2017 All rights reserved
TEXAS SINGER SONGWRITER WITH DECADES OF LOVE, LIFE & LAUGHTER TO SHARE
BRIEF SYSNOPSIS - Character: RpT
An outwardly successful businessman in his early sixties. He is the head of his own International Consulting Firm specializing in Business Management Software Solutions. A frustrated composer, and sometimes performer who, after all these years, still dreams of being able to make his living with his music.
The Play: Captured Rainbow
- The play takes place in a hotel room, somewhere in the U.S. The songs on this CD are all from a one person musical entitled Captured Rainbow. They are written about the people I met, my life experiences, loves won and lost, and my own sense of being. I hope they speak to you as they have to me
Act One THE SEARCH
I'M LEARNING TO FLOW Act One Scene One (Captured Rainbow)
RpT's enters the theater, he sings to the audience, setting the tone for the play.
THE COAL & THE FLAME Act One Scene Two (Man is the Coal and Woman is the Flame)
The day after Christmas, RpT's wife leaves him for another man. That night, this song appears to RpT in a dream.
I HAD FRIENDS Act One Scene Three
Friends played a key role in RpT's past life. Where are they now?
THE DREAMER Act One Scene Four
Pictures torn into puzzle pieces are presented to RpT. He strives to put them together and make sense out of their meaning in his life.
TIME NEVER GIVES ME NO TIME Act One - Scene Five (Dedicated to the memory of John Vickers, a victim of AIDS)
RpT's friend, John, had his whole life planned out. He died of AIDS half way through the third year of his Five Year Plan. This song examines the frustrations of working with & against Time. The first verse belongs to John the rest belongs to you & me.
DEARLY BELOVED Act One Scene Six
A Lover turns into an Enemy instead of a Friend, she never heard this song.
SOLITAIRE Act One Scene Seven
A birthday party leads way to an annual ritual that makes RpT a tough guy to live with.
GORGEOUS MOON Act One Scene Eight
The face in the Full Moon somehow strikes a chord and opens RpT's heart again.
Act Two THE DISCOVERY
I'M YOUR MAN Act Two Scene One
Willing to take another chance at romance, RpT proposes to Linda.
IF YOU WANT ME JUST LET ME KNOW Act Two Scene Two
Communication about Sex and Singing. How complicated can life be?
TIMOTHY Act Two - Scene Three
The birth of the RpT's son has a profound effect on his life. Having been told for years that Linda could not have any children, the birth of Timothy is the miracle RpT has been waiting for.
SALADO Act Two Scene Four
After losing everything in Houston, RpT and his new family move to Salado. Travel takes over his life. Like the stagecoach driver in the song, RpT longs to make his final trip home.
MOTHER'S LOVE Act Two - Scene Five (Dedicated to the memory of Grace Olson Tutaj)
RpT's mother, Grace, died when he was very young. Twenty-five years later he finally discovered the details of her passing. This song explores the lifelong expression of his longing for her love.
I BELIEVE IN YOU Act Two Scene Six
The new friends RpT met tonight are part of the continuing party called life. There will be dancing in the aisles before it's over.
EVERYTHING'S A SONG FOR ME Act Two Scene Seven
The night has ended and it is time for bed. This lullaby expresses RpT's unconditional love for his family & all those around him.