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Daughter stages play based on a book her mother wrote

One letter at a time, Peter Dominic typed the words that filled the pages of Annette Dominic's first three books.

Little did he know, one of the books he typed would become a play nearly 20 years later.

Annette began her career as an author in her early 80s, writing her novels by hand and passing them on to her husband to type up. The couple lived in Colonie, and Annette seemed to find that writing books kept her busy.

So, after writing poetry her entire life, Annette had her first book published at the ripe age of 80.

Later, Peter went on to have one of his books, I Was an Orphan, published.

Peter and Annette were married for 67 years. Annette died in 1999.

Annette and Peter never lived to see one of Annette's books, "Why Didn't He Tell Me?" come to life on the stage of Proctors, courtesy of their daughter, Ginger Miller.

Miller, who has been in the theater business for more than 10 years, said she had been planning to create a play out of one of her mother's books as a tribute for quite some time.

However, she wanted to make sure to start small, using a shorter book and seeing how it went. Miller chose "Why Didn't He Tell Me?" because she said it was shorter than the others.

Miller said she also chose "Why Didn't Tell Me?" because of it has an ending with a twist.

"They call them Alfred Hitchcock endings," she said.

"Why Didn't He Tell Me?" is about two brothers from a wealthy family who grow up and grow apart after choosing two completely different life-paths to follow.

When one brother returns to the place where they both grew up, he is unrecognizable and falls into a bit of trouble with the law.

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