Canton One Acts Festival Showcases Local Playwrights
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The Stage is set for comedy, laughter, hoots and hollers. From Film Noir to Garage Sales to trepidatious tales of love, letting go and moving on... the 2013 Canton One Acts Festival showcasing winners of a national playwriting contest will celebrate art and community at the beautiful, state-of-the-art Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton, MI. Join the festival for only $12 a seat January 18-20. Friday and Saturday, 8PM and Sunday, 2PM. **Due to strong language this festival is rated-R. Grown-ups only, please!
Eight original works will be presented. Authors from Michigan as well as Florida, Texas and Hawaii entered the play-writing contest and won a slot in the festival. Local actors and directors will take the stage to bring these original works to life. Audience members will vote to determine which playwright will take home 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards.
Each work is approx. 10-20 minutes in length. Including intermission the festival is about 1.5 hours. Tickets are only $12 each - reserve your tickets now!
TLC Productions is made up of Canton’s very own Tim Chanko, Linda Pohl and Christopher Tremblay. They said this about the event that will showcase great local talent:
“This festival brings new plays to the Canton community and Village Theater at Cherry Hill stage. As aspiring playwrights, we looked for other venues to submit our one-act musicals, but there weren't any nearby groups organizing any competitions or festivals. Since we have been afforded the opportunity to present our new works at The Village Theater, we wanted to provide a process, venue and event to showcase other emerging playwrights of plays and musicals as well as to aspiring directors. Thanks to the Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, this festival is now a theatrical tradition in Canton.”
The 8 original works include:
"Security Blanket" by Nicole L.V. Mullis of Battle Creek Michigan. Lana Collins of Garden City plays Ann; Betty Berryman of Canton plays Betty; Leanne Young of South Lyon plays Cate. Directed by Linda Pohl of Canton.
"Who Goes to Russia?"written and directed by Maureen Paraventi of Redford Township. Leanne Young of South Lyon plays Liz; Patrick Wears plays Mark; Natalie Barroso plays Marie and Tim Chanko plays Steve.
"Priced to Sell" by TLC Productions features Carol Lipinski of Garden City as Megan and Megan Peruda of Canton as Beth. Directed by Christopher Tremblay of Canton.
"Saving JFK" by Brion Scheidel of Canton features Patrick Wears as Dean and Kristin Heitmeier of Northville as Julie. Directed by Linda Trygg of Westland.
"Slick Dame" by Kay Poiro of Kailua, Hawaii features Kristine Heitmeier of Northville as Ivy Bloodstone; David Zolotarchuk of Canton as Jagger Fleming; and Nicole Jennings as Madison. Directed by Karen Pritchard.
"The Replacement" written and directed by Jacob Zinke of Canton features Joe Arcel as Henry and Mark Drum as Tim.
"Carmen Garmin" by Marcia Rudin of Sanibel, FL features Lisa Brawley of Livonia as Carmen and Marke Batell of Dexter as Robert. Directed by Linda Pohl of Canton.
"I Can Feel It Coming On" by Carl Williams of Houston, TX features Natalie Barroso as Hortense; Lisa Brawley of Livonia as Millie and Mark Batell of Dexter as Vernon. Directed by David Zolotarchuk of Canton.
The One-Acts Festival is organized by TLC Productions, sponsored by the Partnership for the Arts and the Humanities, and offered in partnership with The Village Theater at Cherry Hill.
DATES & TIMES:
Friday, Jan. 18 at 8:00pm
Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8:00pm
Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2:00pm
LOCATION: The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton, MI, 48187. The Village Theater has free parking is handicap accessible.
TICKETS: By phone at the Village Theater Box Office at 734-394-5300 or 734-394-5460 or online at www.canton-mi.org/villagetheater or cantononeacts.com, click on tickets. You can also purchase tickets in person at The Summit on the Park or at the door! Box office opens 1 hour prior to show-time. Tickets are $12.00.