Pend Oreille Players 3rd Annual One-Act Play Festival
Pend Oreille Players will host their 3rd Annual One Act Play Festival, featuring original short plays from playwrights throughout the USA and British Columbia, on FRI/SAT, July 13 & 14 at 7 PM. Tickets are available at the Theatre Box Office, and on-line: Friday night performances: “Sleepover,” is a playful short comedy written by Seth Freeman, Pacific Palisades, CA. In this story, a young bride-to-be spends the night in her fiancés old bedroom, with her future mother-in-law. Cast features Gillian Monte and Millie Brumbaugh, who also directs. “Mounted Drill, Boots and Saddles,” is a historical drama written by Phyllis Kardos, Newport, WA, and directed by Dee Ann Boydston. Inspiration for the play is taken from the author’s great-great grand-uncle’s Civil War diary. Cast includes: Mark Miller, Alyssa Miller, Tyrian Miller, Tiana Miller, Jesse Kautz and Charles Talley. A man returns to his hometown in search of a lost love before embarking on a life-changing journey, in a story the playwright describes simply as “loneliness.” “Dina,” a drama written by Jeff Sult, Valley Stream, NY and directed by Kari Thompson features Gail Cory-Betz and Terry Canfield, with Alyssa Miller as Dina. Completing income tax forms is never a picnic, and even less so when you’re terrified of your accountant, as we find in “Tax Time,” a comedy written by Tim Scheurer, Westerville, OH Erica Fuller and Gibson Hunter portray a young couple preparing to come face to face with Leonard, a septuagenarian curmudgeon who does not suffer fools, played by Bill Betz. Saturday night performances: In “A Very Silly Script,” a comedy written by Peter Blacklock, Blind Bay, BC, we find a man and woman ship-wrecked on a deserted island. She insists that they were married just before the ship sank; unfortunately he can’t even remember his own name, much less how he ended up with this attractive stranger. Performed by Heidi Gnos Kuban and Kevin Kuban, who also directs. “Related Moments,” a drama by the late William Derringer, Albuquerque, NM, and directed by Danny Litowitz is the story of a man approaching middle age and questioning his life choices, through conversations with his (deceased) parents. Cast includes Oran D. Lord, Jonathan Schlotthauer, Erica Fuller, Linda Youngblood and Danny Litowitz. “Publish or Perish,” is a farce written and directed by Gail Cory-Betz, Newport, WA. Trying to raise money after the stock market tumbles, Paul and Susanne are determined to collaborate on a book of “historical significance.” Well, Susanne is, anyway. Paul is given to fantasy musings, as well as quoting the Bard, and is definitely a hindrance to the process. When Paul turns up dead, it’s not the “who” but the “why” that will slay the audience. Cast includes Laura Stuivenga, Michael Thompson, Ben Kardos, Erica Smith, Janelle Atyeo, and Angelica Dwyer. In “Planned Obsolescence,” a dramatic-comedy by Kathleen McLaughlin, La Mesa, CA, a chance meeting between a young woman facing emotional and mechanical breakdowns, and an appliance repairman leads to a date for lunch. Directed by Duncan Heaney, featuring Maxine Barber and Xavier Culver.
- 7 p.m., July 13-14
- Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, WA
- Deer Park/North County
- Adults $10/night (or $15 Pass for both nights, pre-purchased) –$5/youth 18 and under.
- (509) 671-3389
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