TIM KELLY (1931-1998) was a proli?c and successful American writer, with more than three hundred plays to his credit. His works (which include comedies, dramas, one-acts, mysteries, melodramas, children's shows and musicals) have been produced by New York's Studio Ensemble Theatre, Royal Court Rep, Apple Corps, Manhattan Theatre Club, Los Angeles Actor's Theatre, Aspen Playwright's Festival, the Seattle Repertory Company, and countless other theatres around the world. A television and screenwriter as well, Kelly penned such cult ?lms as Cry of the Banshee (1970) and Sugar Hill (1974). Critics may ignore or loathe him, but his in?uence over amateur theatre is still felt today. His work continues to be performed everywhere. Constantly. Ben Ohmart is the author of biographies on Paul Frees, Daws Butler, Judy Canova, Mel Blanc, Walter Tetley, Joan Davis, Don Ameche, The Bickersons, and editor of several books of Bickersons and Baby Snooks radio scripts.