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I was honored and excited that my play If That’s Not Cheating, Then What Is? was selected for the annual Greensboro Fringe Festival. The festival showcases new and emerging artists of all forms. If That’s Not Cheating, Then What Is? was performed January 25 and January 26, 2020 as part of the 18th Annual Greensboro Fringe Festival. If That’s Not Cheating, explores cheating in all its forms from a physical affair to an emotional affair. It questions if the Daniel’s marriage can survive infidelity and come away stronger or if their marriage will dissolve.

Fringe Festival

Stanley and Alice

Stanley and Alice, a comedy, debuted in March 2019 at the ARTC Theater in Winston-Salem, NC. Directed by Marsha McNeely Hierl, produced by Gill Thornton and Walter Boyd.

Stanley Whitman: Is a lovable curmudgeon with a dash of Felix Unger as he plays the role of neurotic hypochondriac with warmth and humor.

Alice Whitman: Stanley’s wife, is feisty and Stanley’s rock. Her strong and sassy character keeps Stanley and his neurosis in check. She provides Stanley the right balance of tender and tough love.  

Audiences came to love the Whitman’s as they followed them during the span of a day filled with laughter.

My inspiration for writing Stanley:

One hot day my husband and I went to a diner for apple pie. I questioned their patriotism and groused when told, “No apple pie.” Probably, so I’d stop grousing and leave him alone, my husband told me, “Write about it.” I did. And that is how at my age without medical or divine intervention, but rather a grain of truth and a wild imagination I gave birth to Stanley and Alice. Actually, I’ve given birth to Stanley seven times. I hope audiences find Stanley appealing as no mother wants to hear their baby is ugly.   

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I received the following badge from Chicken Soup for the Soul for my contributions to three different books.


For mom with love

Chicken Soup for the Soul: for Mom, with love

In 2016 Chicken Soup for the Soul: for Mom, with love published my story Answer the Phone. This story talks about my mother and her amusing antics with the answering machine. 

I was fortunate to have one of my stories about shopping on black Friday published oerman the Erma Bombeck website. You may read it here.

I was fortunate to have one of my stories published oerman the Erma Bombeck website. You may read it here

On August 15th Cindy had a book signing/reading at the Hemphill library inGreensboro,NC. She entertained the audience with her stories and her works from Chicken Soup for the Soul, ‘Married Life,’ and Deal with Life’s Stress with ‘A Little Humor.’

Cindy gained recognition as 4th place winner in a “America’s Funniest Humor” Writing contest. To read her story click ‘Living on a Budget’.

Cindy Argiento, is the 4th-Place winner in the most recent “America’s Funniest Humor!”(TM) Writing Contest held by, one of the Internet’s highest-ranking humor contest sites.  Her entry, “Living on a Budget,” is about her and her husband trying to live within a budget. Big Brother who watches and accounts for every penny spent makes the relationship an unhappy threesome. Click here to view “Living on a Budget”.

I have been fortunate to have two of my stories chosen for an upcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul book.  Chicken Soup for the Soul, Married Life is due out in stores May 29, 2012.