The Play's the Thing 2014

The Play's the Thing 2014

February 7-9, 2014

A2CT Studio Theater

Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm

Produced by Catherine Zudak

Directed by: Nakenya Yarbrough, Jacqueline Courteau, Lillian Bishop

Admission: Free!

The Play’s the Thing is an opportunity for playwrights to have their works read, discussed, and reworked. It’s an opportunity for the audience to hear new works and to give feedback to the playwrights. Each performance features concert-readings of original plays of various lengths, and each performance is directed by a different director. The plays selected for this year's festival are:

Friday evening’s performance features the 10-minute plays Falcons and Behavioral Repercussions by Sunny Wong and Something Big, Professor Parker on Pot, and The Return of the Right Turn by Lori Reece. These “shorts” offer humorous takes on finding romance, dreaming big, and the healing powers of community and pot. Saturday evening includes two one-act plays: Snow Queen by Stacey Lane and Giant Vampire Bedbugs from Outer Space Devour Manhattan:Troops Called by Madeline Diehl. Snow Queen spins a fairytale quest complete with an evil snow queen and an intrepid goat girl, and Giant Vampire Bedbugs… is a spy thriller full of surprising triple crosses and really big bed bugs. Sunday afternoon features the full-length play Going Viral by Joseph York, directed by Jacqueline Courteau, a dystopian drama with a fountain of youth available only to the 1 percent-ers.


Ensemble, 10-minute plays

Friday night performance

David Widmayer

Eric Blake

Katie Parzych

Lyn Davidge

Ensemble, One Acts

Saturday night performance

Giant Vampire Bedbugs….

Benny Eric Blake

Annie Alexandria Strother

Snow Queen

Snow Queen Lyn Davidge

Frostbite Sanders Hamson

Kay David Widmayer

Gerda Cydney Heed

Stage Directions Megan Shiplett and Katie Parzych


Flurries Eric Blake

Alexandria Strother

Puppy Erica Dutton

Bday girl Victoria Donkmeyer

New Mother Lucy Lee

Flora Lori O'Dell

Flowers Lucy Lee

Victoria Donkmeyer

Rose Lyn Davidge

Arctic Fox Lori O'Dell

Crow Erica Dutton

Princess Katie Parzych

Caleb Morgan Brown

Mumbles McCoy Sanders Hamson

Hagiba Morgan Brown

Broody Brody David Widmayer

Freckles Megan Shiplett

Reindeer Lucy Lee

Cast, Full-length Play, Going Viral

Sunday matinee performance

Andy: TJ (Thom Johnson)

Ruben: Morgan Brown

Rodney: David Widmayer

C Paul: Sanders Hamson

Rachel: Megan Shiplett

Bridget: Lucy Lee

Megs: Amy Griffith

Crystal: Michele Leshan