Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24
April 30, May 1, 2 | Doors 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
General $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Senior/Student $15 in advance, $20 at the door
A One Act Play is a play that has only one act, instead of several acts, but may consist of one or more scenes. In recent years, the ‘10-minute play’ has emerged as a popular subgenre of the one act play. The origin of the one act play may be traced to the very beginning of drama: in ancient Greece, Cyclops, a satyr play by Euripides, is an early example.
Our One Act Plays also participate in the Foothills Regional One Act Play Festival, Dewdney has had great success over the years, winning trophies for Best Actor, Actress, Director and Play, as well as Best Original Play, as well as several trips to (and wins at) the annual Provincial One Act Play Festival!
This Is A Play – by Daniel MacIvor
A hilarious metaplay, “This Is A Play” follows three actors who, while performing, reveal their own thoughts and motivations as they struggle through crazy stage directions and an unoriginal musical score.
I’m Herbert – by Robert Anderson
A sketch about two old, old people sitting on a porch in a pair of rocking chairs and talking. Just talking—and of course they don’t know how funny they are. Each has had one or more previous marriages and perhaps a few flings, but they are hazy as to details. In fact, they don’t always know which one the other one is.
Every Brilliant Thing – by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. 5. Construction cranes. 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.