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Cast List for 2019 10 Minute Play Festival

THE WAIT IS OVER!! Thanks to everyone who came out to audition for the Ten-Minute Play Festival at 4th Street Theater this week! You all made the decisions hard on the directors. Sadly, it was not possible to cast everyone for these shows Please come back again next year! Okay, here are the plays and their directors and casts in no particular order:

 

THE ELIMINATION ROUND by Carl L. Williams

Director - Peggy Glennie

Cast:

Morgan - Tom Olsen

Fenrick - Roy Siebert

Gwen - Laura Blythe

Priscilla - Jill Ritchie

 

GOODBYE ITZY-BITZY by Betty Robinson

Director - Laurie Reyna

Cast:

Annie Mickey - Caroline Rau

Ben Mickey - Steve Rohe

 

FRAMEWORKS by Mike McGeever

Director - Christina Maria Biancardi

Cast:

Marie - Kristin Duncan

Gabe - Mike Johnson

 

OFFICE HOURS by Bryan Harnetiaux

Director - Maggie Reister

Cast:

Eleanor - Kerry Fitch

Nicole - Georgina Tyderek

 

YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED A BIT by Donna Hoke

Director - Earle Howe

Cast:

Len - Wayne Puchkors

Lottie - Linda Lemond

 

BUDGET AIRLINES FLIGHT 711 by Bruce Guelden

Director - Donna Rowland

Cast:

Todd - Patrick Nichols

Mary - Anne Nicholls

Jenna - Hilary Lynne Jordan

 

172 PUSH-UPS by Scott Mullen

Director - George Maslankowski

Cast:

Quinn - Bridget Null

Tom - Jerry Golvidis

Jenny - Ashleigh Happer

 

ABOUT TIME by Robin Baron

Director - Sandy Owens

Cast:

Jim - Dean Johanson

Diane - Margie Calhoon

 

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!!!!

2019-2020 Season

We are pleased to announce our 2019-2020 Season

 

Outside Mullingar

by John Patrick Shanley

Produced with special arrangements with Dramatist Play Service

Performances: November 8 -24, 2019

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is a compassionate, delightful work about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

 

Art

Written by Yasmina Reza

Translated by Christopher Hampton

Produced with special arrangements with Dramatist Play Service

Performances: March 13-29, 2020

How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc's best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It's about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn't have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Eager to please, Ivan tells Serge he likes the painting. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships. At the breaking point, Serge hands Marc a felt tip pen and dares him: "Go on." This is where the friendship is finally tested, and the aftermath of action, and its reaction affirms the power of those bonds.

 

Closer than Ever

Music by David Shire

Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr

Produced with special arrangements with Musical Theatre International

Performances: June 19 - July 5, 2020

A look into the private song vault of Richard Maltby, Jr., and David Shire (BigStarting Here, Starting NowBaby), the review, Maltby and Shire's Closer Than Ever, is filled to the brim with the brilliance for which these musical theatre giants are known.

Closer Than Ever is a nonstop exploration of everyday struggles in the "modern world." Topics ranging from unrequited adoration... to aging... to Muzak are tackled with resounding sincerity and precisely placed hilarity. Each song is a unique story told by a new character, taking audiences, not only into the songbook of Mr. Maltby and Mr. Shire, but into the minds of the individuals facing these completely relatable challenges.

 

7th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival

Performances: August 21 - 30, 2020

A series of 10 Minute Plays.  Watch our website or facebook page for submission dates, instructions and other details on the festival.

 

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

Produced with special arrangements with Dramatist Play Service

Performances November 6-22, 2020

This is a classic comedy of manners in which two flippant young men, in order to impress their respected beloveds, pretend that their names are "Ernest", which both young ladies believe confers magical qualities on the possessor.  First performed on February 14, 1895 at the St Jame's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations.  A satire of Victorian social hypocrisy, The Importance of Being Earnest is considered Oscar Wilde's greatest dramatic achievement.  Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make it Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

 

Special Events

We will have several special events throughout the year.  Watch our website and facebook for these announcements!

 

Audition once announced will be posted at Auditions page and on our facebook page.

2019 10 Minute Play Selections

2019 10 Minute Play Selection

 

The 10 Minute Play Festival reading committee had the difficult task of reading all the shows and narrowing it down to just 8 plays. After much debate, we are ready to announce this year’s 10 Minute Plays. Here are this year’s plays  

Frameworks

By: Mike McGeever   Characters: MARIE, 26, a graduate student in Physics GABE, 40, a Physics Professor   Synopsis; Marie, a graduate student in physics waiting for a train, encounters a stranger who suggests a route that will change her life forever.    

The Elimination Round

By: Carl L. Williams   Characters: FENRICK………..wealthy man seeking to eliminate an unwanted wife MORGAN………..hitman engaged to do the eliminating GENEVA…….…..the unwanted wife who resists being eliminated PRISCILLA.……..Fenrick’s wife-to-be and finalist in the elimination round   Synopsis: A wealthy man engages a hitman to kill his wife so he can marry a new love. The hitman, however, proves to be an even shrewder businessman in negotiating a better deal.  

Goodbye Itzy-Bitzy

By Betty Robinson   Characters: Ben and Annie Mickey – An elderly couple   SYNOPSIS Today’s the day! Ben and Annie are leaving their home to move into a retirement community. Though they have discussed this move many times, Annie is very upset. Their dog, Itzy-bitzy can not go with them because they can not afford the $900 dollar pet deposit. Ben has promised they will save up the money and in six months bring Itzy-Bitzy home. A niece is caring for the dog. Annie says she has called a taxi and is leaving to pick up Itzy-Bitzy and live on the streets because their daughter should have moved into their home and taken care of them. Years ago, Ben did that for his mother causing Annie to run off to Mexico for some time. Ben says she is running away, again. “If you don’t realize that we are responsible for caring for each other, then just go! Two wrongs do not make a right.” Both Ben and Annie must deal with what happened in the past and what needs to happen now. The unexpected happens at the end and Annie does not have to say goodbye to Itzy-Bitzy  

Budget Airlines Flight 711

By: Bruce Guelden   Characters: TODD …. about 35, professional MARY …. about 30, a loose cannon, spunky JENNA …. about 30 CAPTAIN SMITH (voice only) .…no-nonsense, southern drawl   SYNOPSIS: This play is about a struggling airline company and its dysfunctional flight crew.  

172 PUSH-UPS

by Scott M ullen   Characters:   TOM (60s-70s). An aging man in a thin coat. QUINN (female, 20s). Just out of the army. Thin coat. JENNY (20s). Quinn’s girlfriend   Synopsis: When two veterans meet on a bus station bench, their differences are clear, but ultimately they find common ground as well  

You Haven’t Changed a Bit

By Donna Hoke   Characters: LEN: Old man LOTTIE: Old woman   SYNOPSIS: Lottie has never been to a high school reunion; Len has been to them all. Their 70th is a first for them both.  

About Time

By Robin Baron   Characters: JIM A man, around 50 years old. DIANE A woman, around 50 years old.   Synopsis: Time is just about up for Jim’s watch and clock store when Diane helps him discover a new way to spend his leisure time.  

Office Hours

by Bryan Harnetiaux   Characters: Eleanor Price – mid 50’s; a college professor – seemingly the ultimate professional Nicole Seversen – mid/late 20’s; edgy and unhinged in appearance   Synopsis: Nicole goes to confront a college professor about plagiarism.  

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