Potomac Playmakers Fourth Annual One-Act Play Festival By Area Playwrights
The Potomac Playmakers announce the Fourth Annual One-Act Play Festival By Area Playwrights!
For the last several years, the Playmakers have given area playwrights the opportunity to see their original plays performed live on stage.
For the second year in a row, a playwriting competition was held for playwrights from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
From the wealth of plays submitted, three original pieces were accepted and will be performed in this year's festival!
They are as follows:
"Sisters Of The Locker Room” by Nancy L. Funk
In this comic piece, a group of middle-aged and senior ladies banter in the gym locker room after a tough workout, sharing their tales of love and loss. During their
conversation, the ladies learn that one of their own has been left by her husband for another woman. The ladies decide to take matters into their own hands by kidnapping the wayward husband and putting him on trial!
The script for “Sisters” calls for nine females in their 40’s and older, and one male performer in his late 40’s.
“Sisters Of The Locker Room” is directed by Wanda Dittmann, and stars Amy Fox, Cheri George, Lori Goodnow, Christine Miller, Lisa Hatch, Kimberly Jones, Sandra Miles, Colt Smith, Hillary Snesrud, and Rachael Thompson.
"God and Other Well-Intentioned Strangers” by Greg Berezuk
In this drama, a bereaved father takes a moment to himself outside of the reception following his daughter’s funeral. His daughter’s passing has shaken his faith, as he is consumed with the question of “WHY.” After a conversation with his sister, the man finds himself face-to-face with God. What follows next is a conversation that everyone who has experienced a profound loss can
“God and Other Well-Intentioned Strangers” is directed by Jim Zuna, and stars Christine Miller, T.J. Grable, and Paulette Lee.
"Affair At The Hotel Opal” by Jeffrey N. Johnson
In this dramatic piece, a man and his wife are in Paris trying to track down places where his father spent time during World War II. With photographs in his hand, his wife’s input, and the assistance of the local barkeep and staff, the man tries to learn about the father that he never knew. And what does the “Lady Madonna” have to do with it all?
“Affair At The Hotel Opal” is directed by Jeff Marcum, and stars Amy Fox, Lisa Hatch, Brian Jones, Jacob Reese, Jake Smith, and Rachael Thompson.
The Fourth Annual One-Act Play Festival By Area Playwrights will be held July 12-14, 2019 at The Women’s Club, 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Showtimes for the festival will be 8 p.m. for the Friday and Saturday performances, while the Sunday matinee will start at 3 p.m.
The festival is a "pay what you can" show with no set ticket price, but donations are gratefully accepted at the door to help defray the costs of the production.
The Potomac Playmakers, founded in 1926, is one of the nation's longest running active community theatre groups.
Potomac Playmakers Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, non-profit community theater company in business since 1926.
*PARENTAL ADVISORY — The show contains adult language and themes, and may not be appropriate for younger audiences.
Event cost: Free, with donations gratefully accepted