Theatre Odyssey has announced that the finalists for the Tenth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival are:
THE COWARD by Dylan Jones;
DANCING LESSONS by Connie Schindewolf;
DREAM ON, MERRY MAE by Bernard Yanelli;
HIGH SCHOOL REUNION by Arthur Keyser;
IT’S TIME TO MOVE ON by Ron Pantello;
THE LOCKET by Mark Leib;
NIMBY by Robert Kinast;
WHY by Marvin Albert
The announcement was made at The Starlite Room in Sarasota on March 2.
This year’s festival will be held on April 30 through May 3 at the Jane B. Cook Theatre, FSU/Asolo Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. on April 30, May 1 and 2. The May 3 performance is at 2 p.m.
A bonus play at each festival performance will be the winner of this year’s Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival, Julien Freij’s AS LONG AS THE MOON SHINES, a poignant story about a young man caring his best for his young sister.
Open auditions for actors take place on March 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at HOME Resource, 741 Central Avenue, Sarasota. Information about the plays, the play directors, and genders and ages of characters will be announced no later than March 9.
Tickets are $20 per person for general seating ($5 for students with valid ID) and can be purchased here.
The company can be reached by telephone at (941) 799-7224 or by email at [email protected].
The Executive Producers for this year’s festival are the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, philanthropist Gerri Aaron, and SCENE magazine.