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6th annual 10 Minute Play Festival August 30 - September 8 at 4th St Theater

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It’s back! Chesterton’s 4th Street Theater will proudly present its 6th annual 10 Minute Play Festival from August 30 through September 8.Performances will be Sundays at 3 p.m.; all other performances at 8 p.m., at the 4th Street Theater, 125 N. Fourth St., Chesterton.

Tickets are $15. Call to reserve seats at 219-926-7875, or order tickets online @brownpapertickets.com.

Founder and Director, Linda Pauli, is pleased with the way this annual event has evolved and progressed. Last year’s submissions totaled over 400 plays, original pieces submitted by playwrights from 35 states and seven different countries. This year, Pauli put a cap on submissions at 100 in order to streamline the selection process. Even with the cap, this year’s submissions came from more than 35 states and three different countries. Eight have been juried and selected for this year’s Festival. Eight directors and twenty cast members from throughout Northwest Indiana have also been selected.

Some of the plays tackle complicated issues in our ever-changing world. 172 Push-Ups, written by Scott Mullen, is about two vets facing a generation gap. Others have a bit of other-worldly science fiction, such as Frameworks, written by Mike McGeever.

4th Street Theater would like to give special thanks to Karen Zimmerman, owner of Marshall’s Time Shop in Chesterton and to her store mascot, Gizmo. Zimmerman has been very helpful, with contributions of time and talent with one of the plays, About Time. This play is written by Robin Baron and takes place in a clock and watch repair shop.

This year’s lineup also includes the following: ‘The Elimination Round’ by Carl L. Williams, is about a wealthy man who hires a hitman to kill his wife so that he can begin a new life with his lover, the twist is that the hitman proves to be a bit shrewder than his employer and negotiates a better deal for himself. ‘Goodbye Itzy-Bitzy’ by Betty Robinson, an emotional story about an aging couple who is forced to leave their beloved pet behind. ‘Budget Airlines Flight 711’ by Bruce Guelden, is about a budget airline and its dysfunctional but hilarious crew members. ‘You Haven’t Changed A Bit’ by Donna Hoke, a drama about two people reuniting at their 70th high school reunion. ‘Office Hours’ by Brian Harnetiaux, a drama about exposing the possible plagiarism of a renowned, published college professor.

The 10 Minute Play Festival has been very well received by community theater goers throughout the region. Please reserve seats early, as this popular event sells out quickly.

Call to reserve seats: 219-926-7875, or order tickets online @brownpapertickets.com

 

Posted 8.22.2019

 
 
 
 

 

 

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