One Act Fringe Festival
Coordinated by Mara Monaghan and Tracy Lynch
February 7-9 @ 8 PM
February 10 @ 2 PM
Twelve playwrights selected from 1150 entries!
Join us for an evening (or Sunday afternoon) filled with one-act plays with topics as diverse as the playwrights that entered them!
Audiences members will have the opportunity to vote on their top 3 one-acts at the end of each show.
Blueberry by Sarah Freedman
A young married couples struggles with different views on having children.
Directed by Raquel Nethken
Hannah- Danielle Conaway, Chris- Harrison Case, Amy- Angela Kauffman
Clifford's by Lawson Caldwell
Ivey and her father, Robert, have taken Ivey’s dog, Frenway, to a dog park in her hometown. She has returned to finalize plans for her upcoming wedding. Robert is not really involved in the wedding plans. While they are in the dog park, one of Robert’s neighbors, Erskine, who he really doesn’t know comes up to say, “Hello”. Erskine is gay and has brought his dog, Barbara, to the dog park. While the three are chatting Ivey and Robert find out that Erskine, who is sixty-three, is planning his wedding also. Ivey and Erskine find they have a lot in common since both are planning their weddings. Ivey becomes concerned when Erskine tells her that the florist she is using turned him down because the owners did not want to make floral arrangements for a same sex wedding.
Directed by Seret Cole
Erksine- Colin Crawford, Dad- Harrison Case, Ivey- Erinn Casazza
Flight to Paris by Tony Manzo
Frank and Ilene are just steps away from security clearance and a flight to Paris in celebration of their 15th wedding anniversary when they discover a toy gun their son had hidden in his mother’s purse. No big deal. Unzip the zipper, extract the gun, throw it out, and before them are two glorious weeks in the City of Lights. Except the zipper is stuck. Won’t budge. And the flight is boarding. The solution to their existential problem requires an extreme commitment that reveals the limits of love and the power of luck –
a much maligned lady.
Directed by Tom Milne
Frank- Sean Bonnette, Irene- Tawnya Drake
Guardian by Matthew McLachlan
After Derrik's latest (and most ridiculous) injury yet, he is forced to do what no human has ever done before: fire his guardian angel, Gabe. That is if Gabe shows up sober enough to hear the news.
Directed by Mara Monaghan
Gabe- Justin Grow, Derrick- Kati Baker
One-way Mirror by Don Salvo
A college football player is formally accused of "unwanted sexual contact" by a female student. A hearing plays out where she alone can speak. During a break in the hearing, he reveals his side of the story. Where is the truth?
Directed by Kaici Lore
Woman- Alicia Jade Martin, Man- Thomas Lyall, Professor- Cindy Ulrich
Online Dates Are Hard to Handle by Matthew McLachlan
As two buddies meet up after work to talk about their lives and a recent date, what ensues is a comedic and thoughtful treatise on modern dating as the audience is left to ponder our own standards, insecurities, and inability to get out of our own way to let ourselves be happy.
Directed by Thomas Ian Lyall
Harrison Case, Sean Bonnette
Pears by Julia Everitt
Two childhood friends reunite under mysterious circumstances.
Directed by Colin Crawford
Livi- Mara Monaghan, Timmy- Tyler Moore
Tenth Muse by Michael Burgan
Ben's photographic memory comes in hand as he tried to impress Amory, a girl in his Shakespeare class.
Directed by Harrison Case
Amory- Mara Monaghan, Ben- Justin Grow
The Inspectre by Matthew Dittmer
A detective who is killed in the line of duty needs a young spirit medium to convince his ex-partner to help him solve the case.
Directed by Tyler Moore
Inspectre- Nicole Davis, Casey- Elizabeth Clever, Juco- Colin Crawford
The Police Interview by Tim Hambleton
This one act play is a comedy. A man is at a police station for a job interview. He believes he is to be interviewed for a position in the watch-house as a jailer. The Detective Senior Sergeant interviewing him is under the mistaken belief he is interviewing the man as the main suspect in an arson investigation. The officer’s inept sidekick is a probationary constable who quickly establishes himself as more of a hindrance than a help.
Directed by Sean Bonnette
Fitzgibbon- Justin Grow, Johnson- Thomas Lyall, Wallace- Tracy Lynch
The Way I Grieve by Andrew Rosdale
Two sisters watch their childhood home burn down after the funeral of their mother.
Directed by Nicole Davis
Dani- Mara Monaghan, Christine- Raquel A. Nethken
Wishbone by Brian Cox
A daughter home for Thanksgiving must explain to her mother the challenges she's encountering after college.
Directed by Tawnya Drake
Alan- Justin Grow, Gabby- Amanda Algee, Elaine- Angela Kauffman