Kennedy’s first full-length play, “Grand View” (1996), the story of a political war between the state governor and Albany’s political boss, was staged in the spring of 1996 at Capital Repertory Theater in Albany. One reviewer wrote, “With stiletto-edged humor and a clear insight into the minds and machinations of the politically involved, novelist Kennedy’s new dramatic work opens a window on a murky period in the history of his native city of (Albany) (Schenectady Daily Gazette, 5/10/96)… the personalities and background of the situation are revealed under the cover of satirical comment and innuendo, a hallmark of Kennedy’s ability with language as often revealed in his novels.”
THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
A second play in progress, “The Light of the World,” explores an ancestral legacy of the Phelan family of 1934. The play had a staged reading at the Summer New York State Writers Institute at Skidmore College in July 2012.