The results are in! Godhead was voted the audience favourite in the One-Act Festival. The edgy and intense drama, the third in the evening, challenged the actors and the audience with the raw emotion.
Congratulations to John Edward Lunman, Matt Kowalyk, Craig Martin and Amber Dawn Vibert!
An Evening of One Acts was a unique theatrical evening in June, the final production of the 2017-18 Season for Northumberland Players.
Three one-act plays, directed by three directors with multiple actors, were chosen to make audiences fall in love with this powerful genre. Like short stories, one-act plays can pack a lot into a half hour. On the technical side, it was interesting to see how the crews managed the challenge of speedy set changes to create new settings on the same bare stage in the Firehall Theatre, Cobourg.
A reminder of the three plays chosen:
For Sale-Baby Shoes-Never Worn
by Damian Trasler, directed by Matt Blundell
According to the New Yorker, Ernest Hemingway won a bet by writing the six-word story “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.” Damien Trasler borrowed the title for a heart warming drama portraying the daily struggles so many of us have faced at one time or another – family, finances, damaged relationships and loss.
The Actor’s Nightmare
by Christopher Durang, directed by Christine Sharp
A comical spoof about what may happen in theatre if you come onto the stage unprepared. You might recognize many of the lines if you are a theatre fan.
by Michaela Jeffery, directed by John Lunman
A backwoods televangelist, a bull rider and a secret exorcism make for an edgy and intense drama.
Read Selena Forsyth’s review in Northumberland Today at An Evening of One Acts.