OdysseyStage Theatre teams up with Cary Playwrights’ Forum to present a new festival of ten-minute plays this summer: NC 10 by 10. Each group is producing five of the plays, with all ten being shown at each performance. Running first at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro July 19-22, the show moves to The Cary Theater for its second weekend, July 26-28.
The plays were picked from over six dozen submissions. Winning writers span the state, and their topics range even wider. Ed Southern’s Ol’ Jack Spooks the Devil recounts a funny NC folk tale, while Wim Coleman’s When the Wolfbane Blooms stems from a werewolf attack. Audiences can expect encounters with a menacing doctor, a very advanced ATM, and even Hansel and Gretel.
The festival patterns itself on the popular 10 by 10 in the Triangle that ran at The ArtsCenter from 2001 to 2016. That production used ten actors, which proved impractical for a show being rehearsed in two different towns, so NC 10 by 10 has a cast of 23, with separate directors taking on each of the ten scripts.
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The festival runs:
- Thu July 19 (8:00pm, $10), Fri 20 (8:00pm, $18), Sat 21 (8:00pm, $18), and Sun 22 (3:00pm, $15), 2018 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro
- Thu July 26 (7:30pm, $10), Fri 27 (7:30pm, $18) and Sat 28 (2pm, $15 and 7:30pm, $18), 2018 at The Cary Theatre in Cary
Caroline: Mia Peters
Nurse Todd: Stephanie Turner
Dr. Baxter: Phil Lewis
JACK: Robby Merritt
STORYTELLER: Kurt Benrud
MALACHILIEL ‘MAL’ HIDE: Michael T. Shannon
Teller: Michael Parker
Prof. Simmons: Christine Rogers
Presented (co-produced) by OdysseyStage and Cary Playwrights’ Forum.
Each group (Cary Playwrights’ Forum and OdysseyStage Theater) will cast and produce five of the ten plays. All ten plays will be presented at each performance, with the production moving from The ArtsCenter to The Cary Theatre for its second weekend. The ArtsCenter’s mainstage theatre seats 300; The Cary Theatre seats 176.
If you have questions, please contact John Paul Middlesworth at firstname.lastname@example.org