The 8x10 TheatreFest

On Stage from July 18 to 21, 2019

The 8x10 TheatreFestThe 2019 8x10 TheatreFest
Weathervane's Annual Contest and Festival of 10-Minute Plays
July 18 to 21, 2019

Weathervane Playhouse celebrates the art of the short-format play with the ninth annual 8x10 TheatreFest. Eight plays, 10 minutes each!

Every show in this year's festival includes the black vinyl LP record album, and individual shows feature a Playbill, a butter knife, lava, The Gravitron, Stan's favorite song and much, much more!

The "final eight" plays for the 2019 8x10 TheatreFest will be performed on the Weathervane stage from July 18 to 21, 2019. Audiences will vote to select the first-, second- and third-place winners of the festival. Audience members will also have the opportunity to help select the 2020 festival's inspirational prop! The Sunday matinee will be followed by a reception and the announcement of the winners.



These eight plays will be presented at the 2019 8x!0 TheatreFest July 18 to 21, 2019:

For the Record... by F.J. Hartland of Johnstown, PA

Directed by Tabitha Rox
Featuring Alan Klesh and Scott K. Davis

Listening by Jennifer O'Grady of Pelham, NY

Directed by Josua Larkin and Brooke Lytton
Featuring Makenna Bird, Mark Stoffer and Alex VanAllen

Omnipotent by Brandi Eaton of Stow, OH

Directed by Mary Mahoney
Featuring Jeannie Clarkson, Mason Shuman and Laura Niehaus

Resisting by Peter Stavros of Louisville, KY

Directed by Sandra Eaglen
Featuring Ralph Cooley and Tyler Gaydosh

Sleeping Dogs by Steve Apostolina of Burbank, CA

Directed by Jonathan Merechant
Featuring Olivia Queener and TBA

The Pizza Guy by Michael Swain-Smith of Akron, OH

Directed by Karen Rose
Featuring Leanna Orfahli and Thomas Williams

Twenty Questions From Hell by Rick Smith of Bradenton, FL

Directed by Brian Westerley
Featuring Gary Davis, Joe Turner and Andrew Bores Bores

What's Love Got to Do With It by Kelli Lynn Woodend of Brooklyn, NY

Directed by Tiffany Bird
Featuring Karen Spiegler and Jason Moore


All eight finalist plays for the 2019 8x10 TheatreFest will be presented at each of these five performances:

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 2:30 AND 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.


$12* for children ages 17 and younger.

*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: Some of the 10-minute plays featured in the 8x10 TheatreFest contain adult language and subject matter. The performance is not suitable for young children.

Ticket-holders for the Sunday, July 21 performance are invited to the post-performance reception in the Weathervane lobby, at which the 2019 TheatreFest winners will be announced.


Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.


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