The 2017 8x10 TheatreFest
Weathervane's Annual Contest and Festival of 10-Minute Plays
July 13 to 16, 2017
Weathervane Playhouse celebrates the art of the short-format play with the seventh annual 8x10 TheatreFest. Eight plays, 10 minutes each! And now our audiences will get to pick the winners!
Now in its its seventh year, this annual new-works play festival received nearly 150 submissions for the 2017 outing. Our volunteer judges have read all of these subsmissions and have chosen the eight finalist plays. All the plays submitted had two things in common — each was 10 minutes long and each featured a box of tarot cards. The tarot cards served as the “inspiration” for this year’s contest. This item, or prop, was chosen by the audience members who attended last year's 8x10 TheatreFest.
You can see the "final eight" come to life on our stage at the 2017 8x10 TheatreFest. Audiences will vote to select the first-, second- and third-place winners of the festival and the winning playwrights will receive cash prizes of $350, $250 and $150, respectively. Audience members will also have the opportunity to vote for the 2018 festival's inspirational prop! The Sunday matinee on July 16 will be followed by a reception and the announcement of the winners.
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THE EIGHT FINALIST PLAYS
Ghost of a Chance by Tamara Benson of Strasburg, OH
Directed by Brian Westerley and Harriet DeVeto
Catherine: Chelby Benson
Mother: Beth Gaiser
Grandmother: Marci Paloucci
Good Surprises by Elizabeth Mowers of Mogadore, OH
Directed by Bill Morgan and Samantha Gates
Bill: Al Klesh
Harold: Scott K. Davis
Hattie: Pat Robertell-Hudson
Good Things by Peter J. Stavros of Louisville, KY
Directed by Melanie Pepe
Son: James Rizopulos
Father: Tom Stephan
Hospital Orderly: Mason Shuman
Magical Thinking by Joel Adlen of Richmond, CA
Directed by Joshua Larkin
Vicki: Patty Rhodes
Mike: Adam Alderson
Psych Nick by Scott Lummer of Santa Rosa, CA
Directed by Kyla Williger and Brandi Eaton
Renee: Stephanie Cargill
Mary: Brandi Eaton
Man: Matthew Heppe
The Blue Album by Scott Mullen of North Hollywood, CA
Directed by Scott K. Davis
Bob: Chris Macchione
Finnyard: Benjamin Mehalik
Mary: Dede Klein
The Emperor’s New Car by Barry Wood of Navenby, Licolnshire, United Kingdom
Directed by Jay Sigler
Kim Wilson: Pam Daerr
Megan Schultz: Brooke Lytton
Sue Gordon: Tari Bergoine
The Unfortunate Teller by Jeff Dunne of Eldersburg, MD
Directed by April Deming
Friend: Gabriel Riazi
Customer: Caitlyn Bradley
All eight finalist plays for the 2017 8x10 TheatreFest will be presented at each of the four performances listed below.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 14, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.
Single tickets are $12* each.
*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.
Ticket-holders for the Sunday, July 16 performance are invited to the post-performance reception in the Weathervane lobby, at which the 2017 TheatreFest winners will be announced.
BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: CLOSED
• 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.
CLICK HERE to buy tickets online.