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