Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett are Compton & Bennett. They have been writing and performing together since 1995, plowing the fertile fields of political and social satire in and around Naples, Florida.
Betsy is a life-long theatre denizen, starting professionally in summer stock when she was 15. She has a theatre degree from Albion College, and followed that with an internship at Playwrights Horizons in New York City. Betsy co-founded Arcane Theatriks, a professional company in Chicago. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild and has been cast in more than 90 productions. Although she keeps cats, she does not carry a desiccated crow’s foot in an amulet, and no longer wears an ankle monitor.
Rick leads the creative life since escaping from the corporate world in 1988. Since then, he founded Via Colori®, a small chain of annual street painting festivals; toured Japan as a keyboardist for The Platters; and authored a children’s activity book called The Essential Street Painter (Simon & Schuster).
Rick’s won several regional awards for magazine articles and is a member of The Dramatists Guild. Rick’s played piano and synthesizer in the pit for more than a dozen musicals and served as musical director for several more. He is thankful that most theatres that book this show are not within 500 feet of a school.