From the release:

    Richard Byrne, senior editor of the research and publications section at The Chronicle of Higher Education, has been named a finalist in the first annual Prague Post Playwriting Festival.

    Byrne’s one-act play, Burn Your Bookes, will receive a full production along with the other two finalists at Prague’s Divadlo Minor in mid-March. The play will be directed by Julek Neumann.

    Burn Your Bookes is set in Prague in the Renaissance court of Emperor Rudolph II. Two alchemical pretenders are under sentence of death by starvation. The English alchemist Edward Kelley happens to wander by their cages — or is he there for a reason?

    Opening night is March 10, 2007, with three additional performances on March 11, March 17 and March 19. The contest winner will be named after the final performances.

    Full details about the contest can be found at: www.praguepost.com/events/playcontest/