The 2016 8x10 TheatreFest

7/15/2016 - 7/17/2016
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Special Event
"The 2016 8x10 TheatreFest" — April 21 to May 8, 2016

Running July 15 to 17, 2016

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Friday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 17 at 2:30 p.m.

"The 2016 8x10 TheatreFest" — April 21 to May 8, 2016

The 2016 8x10 TheatreFest
Weathervane's Annual Contest and Festival
of 10-Minute Plays
July 15 to 17, 2016

A hitwoman, a barber and Schrödinger walk onto stage…what happens next? Weathervane’s annual 8x10 TheatreFest, of course!

These were the scenarios of just some of the eight plays which were presented at Weathervane Playhouse on July 15 to 17, 2016, at the sixth annual 8x10 TheatreFest.

The sixth annual new-works play festival received 160 submissions from 29 states and five countries including Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

All the plays had two things in common — each was 10 minutes long and each featured an envelope of cash. The cash-filled envelope served as the “inspiration” for this year’s contest.

After receiving 160 submissions for this year's contest, volunteer judges read and chose the top-eight plays. The top three playwrights and their plays — as determined by audience vote — receive $150, $250 and $350, respectively.

Audience members at the three 2016 performances also got to vote for the special prop “inspiration” for the 2017 competition.

THE 2016 WINNERS AND FINALISTS

Right after the final performance on Sunday, July 17, 2016, all of the ballots from the weekend's three performances were tallied, and the winners — as determined by the audience members — were announced!

FIRST-PLACE WINNER ($350)

"MYRTLE BEACH SUNRISE" by Vivian C. Lermond of Columbus, Ohio
Directed by April Deming
Featuring Pat Robertell-Hudson, Marci Paolucci and Scott K. Davis

SECOND-PLACE WINNER ($250)

"THIRD WINDOW FROM THE RIGHT" by Scott Mullen of North Hollywood, California
Directed by Brandi Eaton
Featuring Kyla Williger and Mason Shuman

THIRD-PLACE WINNER ($150)

"PORT CITY BLUES" by Jody McColman of Portland, Maine
Directed by Scott K. Davis
Featuring Joshua Larkin, Rose Gabriele and Jay Sigler

THE FIVE RUNNERS-UP

Listed in alphabetical order by title:

"ADORABLE DORIS" by Irwin Rosenblum of Sacramento, California
Directed by William Morgan
Featuring Adam C. Alderson, Lacy Sexton and Pat Robertell-Hudson

"CONFESSIONS AT THE AVENUE P BARBER SHOP" by Peter A. Balaskas of Clearwater, Florida
Directed by Will C. Crosby and Joshua Larkin
Featuring Ralph Cooley and Tony Heffner

"SCHRODINGER'S CASH" by Barry Wood of Navenby, Lincolnshire (United Kingdom)
Directed by Jay Sigler and Kyla Williger
Featuring John Williamson, Sue Jeromson and Danielle Gruhler

"SHADOWPLAY" by T. Mason Brown, of Akron, Ohio
Directed by Brian Westerley
Featuring MacKenzie Bogusch, Daniel Walker and Nathan Hach

"VERY PRIVATE DETECTION" by Carl L. Williams of Houston, Texas
Directed by Chanda Porter and Greg Emanuelson
Featuring Adam C. Alderson, Alex J. Nine and Shani Ferry

THE AUDIENCE CHOICE FOR NEXT YEAR'S PROP

At the 2016 8x10 TheatreFest, the audience members chose a deck of tarot cards as the "inspirational prop" to be incorporated into the plays for the 2017 8x10 TheatreFest!

Attention aspiring playwrights: Information about the 2017 8x10 TheatreFest will be posted here on the Weathervane Playhouse website in September 2016.

►LOOKING FOR PAST WINNERS? Just CLICK HERE.

TICKET INFORMATION

$12 each (reserved seating)
$10 for Weathervane subscribers

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 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.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online!

THE CAST and DIRECTORS

"ADORABLE DORIS"

IRWIN ROSENBLUM
Playwright

WILLIAM MORGAN
Director

ADAM ALDERSON
Jerry

LACY SEXTON
Doris

PAT ROBERTELL-HUDSON
Marathon Runner

"CONFESSIONS AT THE AVENUE P. BARBER SHOP"

PETER A. BALASKAS
Playwright

WILL C. CROSBY
Co-Director

JOSHUA LARKIN
Co-Director

RALPH COOLEY
Angelo Capello

TONY HEFFNER
Cecilio Iovini

"MYRTLE BEACH SUNRISE"

VIVIAN C. LERMOND
Playwright

APRIL DEMING
Director

PAT ROBERTELL-HUDSON
Esther

MARCI PAOLUCCI
Pauline

SCOTT K. DAVIS
Sid

"PORT CITY BLUES"

JODY McCOLMAN
Playwright

SCOTT K. DAVIS
Director

JOSHUA LARKIN
Narrator

ROSE GABRIELE
Mike

JAY SIGLER
Rock

"SCHRÖDINGER’S CASH"

BARRY WOOD
Playwright

JAY SIGLER
Co-Director

KYLA WILLIGER
Co-Director

JOHN WILLIAMSON
Erwin Schrödinger

SUE JEROMSON
Annie Schrödinger

DANIELLE GRUHLER
Martha Chambers

"SHADOWPLAY"

T. MASON BROWN
Playwright

BRIAN WESTERLEY
Director

MACKENZIE BOGUSCH
Charlotte

DANIEL WALKER
Michael

NATHAN HACH
Freddie

"THIRD WINDOW FROM THE RIGHT"

SCOTT MULLEN
Playwright

BRANDI EATON
Director

KYLA WILLIGER
Kate

MASON SHUMAN
Henry

"VERY PRIVATE DETECTION"

CARL L. WILLIAMS
Playwright

CHANDA PORTER
Co-Director

GREG EMANUELSON
Co-Director

ADAM C. ALDERSON
Jerry Tucker

ALEX J. NINE
Drake Logan

SHANI FERRY
Diane Logan

 

Box Office Info

Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays—Fridays: 11 am to 5 pm
Performance Saturdays: Noon to 5 pm

The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the end of each performance.

Get tickets by phone at 330-836-2626
or purchase online.*

*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*Group orders are not available online.

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