It’s time to get ready for Theatre Odyssey’s 12th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival!
The Festival will be held May 4-6, 2017, 7:30 p.m. & May 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Cook Theatre (Cook Theatre at FSU/Asolo Performing Arts)
ALWAYS, drama by Stephen Cooper.
We meet Vivian and Edward, as they discuss their future, where life and death are real considerations.
Actors: Tom Aposporos, Andrea Dovner
THE BEST TEN MINUTES EVER, comedy by Dylan Jones.
An eccentric director and a young couple cast together in a play for a 10-Minute Play Festival find Life imitating Art… or is it the other way around?
Actors: Philip Troyer, Johana Davila, Sandra Musicante
A BIG WAVE, drama by Connie Schindewolf.
A woman waits on a beach where her grandson drowned. A man doing turtle work stops, and they both nervously watch something that is washing in with the tide.
Actors: Don Walker, Jenny Aldrich Walker
THE CALL, drama by Frank Motz
The Speaker of the House is presented with an offer from the newly elected President of the other party that is startlingly frightening–he wants her to agree to stop the ugly partisanship and work together for the sake of the country.
Actors: Lilian Moore, Tony Boothby, Courtney Hawk
I’M DEAD WHEN I SAY I’M DEAD, comedy by Ron Pantello.
A young Jewish man returns from his mother’s funeral carrying her “ashes”. He soon learns that she’s not done with him quite yet.
Actors: Mitcheal Pearl, Kathryn Chesley
KENNEDY’S ACOLYTES, drama by Jack Gilhooley.
Three teen-aged girls in a small western Ireland town lament the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963
Actors: Nicole Cunningham, Sally Fint, Johana Davila
SECRET’S OUT, comedy by Greg Burdick.
Two strangers waiting outside a lingerie shop have a chance encounter that forever changes their views on women, and the men they are around them.
Actors: Paul Mullen, Mitcheal Pearl, Nicole Cunningham, Olivia Yagy
WHEELCHAIR CHICKEN, tragicomedy by J. Clark.
For this wheelchair athlete, winning isn’t about the highest score – smashing your way to victory is how you know you’re still alive.
Actors: Neil Levine, David Meyersberg, Jenny Aldrich Walker
In addition to the eight selected plays that will be presented as part of the Festival, a NINTH play (not part of the competition) will be presented, the winner of the recent student festival:
AMAZING GRACE, Luke Valadie (Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School)
The true story of the English slave trader whose life-changing experience led him to write the hymn “Amazing Grace.”
Actors: Chuck Conlon, James Kassees, Letherio Jones, Tami Vaughan
Admission is $25. Students with ID may purchase tickets at the door for $5 if seating is available.
Performances May 4-6 are at 7:30p.m. Sunday matinee May 7 at 2:00 p.m.
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Auditions, which were held Monday, March 20 at Home Resource, were very well-attended and casting is complete for the eight plays in the Festival.