2022 10-Minute Play Festival
4th Street Theater proudly presents, The Eighth Annual Ten Minute Play Festival, produced by Linda Pauli. Since its debut in 2014, this beloved annual event has continued to grow in both stature and popularity. Original plays are submitted and then chosen through a blind reading process. This year's submissions were received from all across the country, as well as from Ireland, Canada, France, and Germany. This year's chosen playwrights are from California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, and Massachusetts. All playwrights whose plays were chosen have been invited to aƩend, so you just may see one of them seated in the audience. Our director and actors are from all over our surrounding area: Chesterton, Valparaiso, LaPorte, Trail Creek, Hobart, Crown Point, Munster, Highland, Griffith, Hammond, and Chicago Heights, IL.
The plays are:
PREPARE YOURSELF by William Boersma
Director: Andy Leahy
Cast: Beth-Linda Lemond, Alex-Kristen Duncan
Synopsis: A 19-year-old runaway street artist gets more than she bargains for when she attempts to rob a 50-year-old overbearing pedestrian.
INHERIT THE DUMB by Carl L. Williams
Director: Laura Blythe
Cast: Jamie Franks, Principal-Jill Thomas, Pat Lassiter, School Board President-Margie Calhoon, Brandon Mitchell, Teacher-Dean Johanson
Synopsis: School administrators confront a teacher when he attempts to answer a student's questions regarding evolution.
THE DRIVING TEST by Scott Mullen
Directors: Tony Thomas and Michael Thomas
Cast: Alice-Lisa Zandy, Jill Waterson
Synopsis: Alice is taking her driving test, but she hasn't really had a chance to drive before due to COVID.
FORGET ME NOT by Leslie Dianne
Director: Sandy Owens
Cast: Edward-Tom Olsen, DeShawn-Tyler Mills
Synopsis: DeShawn goes to the nursing home to see his father and to sign some papers.
PRINCE OF PEACE by Edward Bloor
Director: George Maslankowski
Cast: Luis-George Romero, Marisol-Caroline Herrera, Stephanie-Amy Johnson-Sobek
Synopsis: Marisol is interviewed about her son's death, but his death isn't quite as it first appears.
A DATELESS BARGAIN WITH ENGROSSING DEATH by John Minigan
Directors: Rob Hunt and Brian Brophy
Cast: Bobby-James Rhoten, Death-Mike Johnson
Synopsis: What are you going to do when death comes for you? If you're an experienced database manager like Bobby Atcheson, you may find a way to survive.
SCIENCE FRICTION or THE RAPID DETERIORATION OF A RATIONAL MIND by Ken Preuss
Director: Amanda Saqui
Cast: Daisy-Liz Graupner, Ray-James Rhoten
Synopsis: A deep dive into her boyfriend's Sci-Fi favorites sends Daisy over the deep end.
TOP SHELF TOLSTOY by Maximillian Gill
Director: Joe Culley
Cast: Erica-Liz Graupner, Crystal-Lisa Zandy, Tyler-Tyler Mills
Synopsis: Erica goes to get a library card, but finds out that instead of books, it is now a bar.
Performances are on August 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, and 28. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 8 pm. Sunday performances are at 3:00 pm.
4th Street Theater is located at 125 N. 4th Street Chesterton. Tickets are available. For reservations call (219) 926-7875 or online at 4thstreetncca.com/tickets/