Theatre Odyssey has announced that the finalists for the Tenth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival are:
THE COWARD by Dylan Jones
THE DANCING LESSONS by Connie Schindewolf
DREAM ON, MERRY MAY by Bernard Yanelli
HIGH SCHOOL REUNION by Arthur Keyser
IT’S TIME TO MOVE by Ron Pantello
THE LOCKET by Mark Leib
NIMBY by Robert Kinast
WHY by Marvin Albert
The announcement was made at The Starlite Room in Sarasota on March 2.
This year’s festival will be held on April 30 through May 3 at the Jane B. Cook Theatre, FSU/Asolo Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. on April 30, May 1 and 2. The May 3 performance is at 2 p.m.
A bonus play at each festival performance will be the winner of this year’s Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival, Julien Freij’s AS LONG AS THE MOON SHINES, a poignant story about a young man caring his best for his young sister.
Open auditions for actors take place on March 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at HOME Resource, 741 Central Avenue, Sarasota. Information about the plays, the play directors, and genders and ages of characters will be announced no later than March 9.
Tickets are $20 per person for general seating ($5 for students with valid ID) and can be purchased here. The company can be reached by telephone at (941) 799-7224 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Executive Producers for this year’s festival are the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, philanthropist Gerri Aaron, and SCENE magazine.