One-act plays were hugely popular as curtain-raisers in the Victorian age and during the early years of the 20th century. But they went out of fashion. They were vehicles for himself and his leading lady, Gertrude Lawrence, giving them a variety of roles to play, and also a chance to sing and dance. We Were Dancing, very light, very slight, is one of the weakest of the nine and relies entirely on the sophistication and the personalities of the actors. A married woman Lianne Harvey and a married man James Sindall fall in love one night and out of love before dawn; and even before they have had time to have sex. A wife Tracey Pickup is fed up with her dull husband Stephen Fawkes who is always so nice, so kind, so noble and so forgiving. She encourages him to have an affair. Finding him reluctant to do so she confesses to affairs she has never had, hoping he will give her a good thrashing.
Review: A 5-Course Meal Served in One-Act Bites
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own. Instead, the five-play lineup at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre is a well-crafted effort that evoked laughs from an intimate, appreciative audience during a Friday night performance in Mamaroneck. I’m a tough critic.
THE FIRST DATE – Author: Kristyn Leigh Robinson – Script: $ – One Act – Comedy – Dating, Crime, Embarrassment – 20 minutes – ISBN: 9.
The spirit that lies behind these festivals is more one of participation than of competition. Therefore every effort should be made to emphasise the experience of sharing. The decision of the committee in any such matter shall be final and binding. Skip to main content. One Act Festival Rules Rules Revised Feb Mission Statement The spirit that lies behind these festivals is more one of participation than of competition. Applications will not be accepted before August 1st.
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Little theatre will strut it’s varied stuff at a special pocket-sized DramaFest Tickets are available at the door. DramaFest Adjudicator is multi-award winning Australian actor, director, tutor and dramaturge, Barbara Lowing, well known for her film roles in Secrets and Lies, Mako; Island of Secrets and Tidelands.
The evening opens with her “Saved by the Bell,” a farce on the perils of speed dating. “This first one, for readers theater, is one woman who plays.
By Brian D. This zany romp through history is a fun, fast-paced look at the woes and wonders of dating through the ages. With stops at ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations, then hitting Medieval and Colonial times, the scholarly hosts lead the audience through more modern decades like the Roaring 20s and the Nifty 50s. Read more With plenty of roles, everyone can have their moment in the spotlight and join the fun of playing one or more lovelorn characters!
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Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading. We all would like a laugh. Dec 13, 14 and 15 in the Blackbox Theater. The shows run 30 to 45 minutes each. Students wrote proposals explaining the choices they would make in blocking, costuming, casting and scene changes. After Johnson and his team looked over the candidates, he met with the selected directors.
Each play is being presented as one of six one-act plays selected for The Ellerslie Festival of One Act Plays Tinder Stories – The Worst Date Ever.
The play did return, and won an Obie, in Theater for the mind: Naples Players splits education to emphasize community wellness. She has done so well, in fact, that Naples Players Associate Director Jessica Walck organized an afternoon performance solely of her works. Scott Lilly, The Studio Players artistic director, came.
He told King he wanted to produce two of her works fully staged. That meant King needed staging, blocking, costumes and ideas for physical movement. Tina Cedras, the feline in this play, put her costuming improvisation knowledge to work to create and borrow the looks. If the final play of the evening, “Zoo Story,” is fully formed, it also brings the silliness back down to earth fast. Middle class and sub-class,” Lilly said. It’s insane.
Blind Date by Mario Diament
The locals gather for the company, a stiff drink and the open fire. The landlord is a surly, middle-aged grump with an attractive younger wife. Their sarcastic comments towards each other are razor sharp.
: Collective Dating: A Collection of 12 One-act Plays: Leghorn, V. B.: 洋書.
This Play is the copyright of the Author and may not be performed, copied or sold without the Author’s prior consent. Scene I The plaintive notes of a melancholic tune, preferably one of Piazzolla’s tango compositions, fills the stage, followed by the chirping of birds. Sitting upright, very still with both hands holding on to a cane, he is impeccably dressed in a suit and a tie. His very short, punky hairstyle is at odds with the rest of his appearance He is carrying a briefcase. He looks nervous, jittery.
After a few moments of hesitation, he takes out a handkerchief and wipes the opposite side of the bench. He sits, at first a bit fidgety, cradling his briefcase in both hands. He then leans back, trying to relax. He loosens his necktie, reaches for his cell phone, but after a few moments of self-doubt he turns it off. He looks around. Something in front of him draws his attention.
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MANDATORY ONE-ACT PLAY RULES MEETING DATES: Approximate date available online – August 15, Date to be completed – October 1,
July 7, by davelefkowitz. One table at a small, almost elegant, continental restaurant. The table is covered by a huge white cloth, the front of which hangs down to the floor. Two napkins, two glasses of water, a vase with two real roses in it, and a bottle of ketchup sit on the table. The man uses his water glass to refill the vase.
The man rises Look, we were just in the middle of leaving anyway, so you might as well.. Maso-sad… It has something to do with castration. Every day for a month. And yes, I did register the fact that you know who Vaughan Williams is, and I am duly impressed. Lawyers and people who eat veal. No, you do.