Four days of original One Act Plays from around the world will be presented at the Phoenix Stage Company in Naugatuck.
After receiving 621 entries from across the United States, the UK, Scotland, Japan, Russia, France and Uzbekistan, the Phoenix Stage Company reading committees have selected a small number of scripts to be performed over four days in May. Plays ranging in length from ten to 30 minutes, comedies, dramas and farces will be performed in this hosted event.
The plays selected for the May 2013 One Act Play Festival include the work of playwrights from throughout the United States. Founding partner of the Phoenix Stage Company Ed Bassett stated that some of the authors of the selected plays will be traveling to Naugatuck to attend the performance of their work. "The plays that got the top ratings from the reading committee will be performed again at the Sunday matinee," said Mr. Bassett.
THURSDAY, MAY 16th at 8:00pm
Kung Foolery by Bret Hursey of Farmville, VA (Directed by Tim Phillips)
Big Dog Likes Chocolate by Greg Freier of Norwalk, IA (Jane Coughlin)
A Long Trip by Dan McGeehan of Tulsa, OK (Directed by Agnes Dann)
Eternity by Elan Garonzik of New York, NY (Directed by Lori Poulin)
Oly, The Doorman by Matt Hanf of Elk Grove, CA (Directed by Jane Coughlin)
Shadows by Greg Freier of Norwalk, IA (Directed by Beth Steinberg)
The Stand In by Brett Hursey of Farmville, VA (Directed by Donna Storms)
FRIDAY, MAY 17th at 8:00pm
Sister Gladys Needs Your Help by Steve Gold of Jamesburg, NJ (Directed by Jerome Palmeri)
The Checker Game by Steve Warren of Austin, TX (Directed by Ed Bassett)
Kamasutra by Tom Coash of New Haven, CT (Directed by John Fabiani)
Surprise Visit by Chris Evans of New Haven, CT (Directed by Chris Evans)
The Waver by Anthony R Pezzula of Albany, NY (Directed by Donna Storms)
Counting Sheep by Rishi Chowdhary of Morrisville, NC (Directed by Jerome Palmeri)
SATURDAY, MAY 18th at 8:00pm
The Ballad of Bobby Blue by Joel Samberg of Avon, CT (Directed by Joe Russo)
Kung Foolery by Bret Hursey of Farmville, VA
How Nice of You to Ask by Rich Rubin of Portland, OR (Directed by John Fabiani)
The Passage by Fred Roberts of New Orleans, LA (Directed by Tim Phillips)
The Waver by Anthony R Pezzula of Albany, NY
SUNDAY, May 19th at 2:00pm
Big Dog Likes Chocolate by Greg Freier of Norwalk, IA
Surprise Visit by Chris Evans of New Haven, CT
Eternity by Elan Garonzik of New York, NY
Oly, the Doorman by Matt Hanf of Elk Grove, CA
The Checker Game by Steve Warren of Austin, TX
The Stand In by Brett Hursey of Farmville, VA
The One Act Festival will be held on May 16, 17 & 18, 2013 at 8:00pm and May 19, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Phoenix Stage Company, 686 Rubber Avenue • Naugatuck, CT 06770 • (203) 632-8546. Tickets for one, two, three or all four days of the festival can be reserved by call the box office. Tickets for the entire weekend are $40.