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2015 Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

Directed by Julie Kistler, Ron Emmons, Holly rocke & Cathy Sutliff

 

SPONSORED BY Deanna fRAUTSCHI & aLAN bEDELL

Our annual 10-minute play festival features nine winning plays selected from submissions from playwrights around the world. This year we had entries from as far away as Siberia and as close as our own back yard, all exploring the theme CLASS REUNION. [MATURE LANGUAGE & THEMES]

Here are the winning plays:

AULD LANG SYNE by Dan Borengasser, Springdale AR
Directed by Cathy Sutliff.
Fifty years ago, Blake and Jack each thought they came first in Lily’s heart. Now that they’re older and presumably wiser — and without spouses — they’re still vying for Lily. May the best man win!
Blake: Larry Eggan
Jack: Chuck Pettigrew
Liz: Norma Oberholtzer

BITTERSWEET SAMBA by Sean Crawford, Waltham MA
Directed by Holly Rocke.
David needs to get into this reunion. Bad. Unfortunately, it isn’t his reunion, and Gary, the gatekeeper, isn’t about to let him pass. Rock, meet Hard Place. How will David get past Gary into the one place that holds his heart’s desire?
David: Bruce Clark
Gary: Nathan Bottorff and J. Michael Grey

DEVEREAUX REDUX by Tim West, San Diego CA
Directed by Julie Kistler.
Dixon is sidestepping his reunion to go straight to the professor — stern, exacting taskmaster Devereaux — who once made his life difficult. Why is he still trying to figure out Devereaux? Why do we keep poking at the past?
Devereaux: Todd Wineburner
Dixon: Bruce Clark

HAPPY HOUR by Deborah Duane, Milburn NJ
Directed by Ron Emmons.
It’s pretty unconventional to put a class reunion in a funeral home. But when 90-year-old Sister Mary Bernadette shuffles off this mortal coil a few days before the big reunion, plans are going to have to change. Welcome to Happy Hour, with a dead nun who is still dispensing advice even from the Great Beyond.
Judy: Gayle Hess
Veronica: Michelle Woody
Sister Mary Bernadette: Carol Scott

IT’S BEEN YEARS by Scott Tobin, Waltham MA
Directed by Ron Emmons.
Dominic seems to know every single detail of Rose Ella’s life, even though she doesn’t remember him at all. Better watch out for snoopy ex-classmates who think Facebook “friends” are the real thing.
Dominick: John D. Poling
Rose Ella: Michelle Woody

OLD FLAMES by Erin Considine, Lawrenceville GA
Directed by Cathy Sutliff.
It’s hard to predict where you will go when you leave high school. But “Most Likely to End Up a Phone Sex Operator” and “Will Never Be Kissed” were not in the yearbook, which means Mary, a teacher at the same school she went to, and Gina, “Most Likely to Smoke in the Teachers’ Lounge,” are working without a net.
Gina: Melissa James-Shrader
Mary: Carrie Verner
Martin: Nathan Bottorff

THE SONG WE SHARED by Jimmy Holder, Milledgeville GA
Directed by Ron Emmons.
Lou and Mo are too young to be swimming in the waters of emotional maturity, but that doesn’t stop them from putting a toe in a murky puddle. In twenty years, will they be going to their reunion with regrets and apologies? Together? Apart? Singing a different song?
Lou: Joseph Johnson
Mo: Anne Tobin

A SUPER REUNION by Candace Perry, Welfleet MA
Directed by Julie Kistler.
There’s a lot to live up to when your entire graduating class is super. Wanda once saved the world, but now she’s worried about sexist superhero costumes, which of her colleagues is using X-ray vision in creepy ways, and whether her cape makes her butt look big. Super or not, reunions are tough!
Clark: Dave Lemmon
Wanda: Gayle Hess

VALIDATION by Robin Pond, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Directed by Holly Rocke.
Fenton Crisp has a master plan: Bring together the people who wronged and ignored him in high school and make them pay. He’s now got buckets of money, and if he has his way, old classmates Allan, Debbie and Judy will grovel for the bucks. Grovel, do you hear? Bwahaha!
Allan: Wes Melton
Debbie: Melissa James-Shrader
Fenton: Dave Lemmon
Judy: Carolyn Stucky

Performances June 4, 5 and 6 ; 11, 12, 13 and 14; 18, 19 and 20; and 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2015

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