Gaspipe One-Act Festival

one acts 1Gaspipe Theatre Company presents
Written & directed by local playwrights & artists
Greenspace Center (Old Lewisburg High School)
815 Market St, Lewisburg

Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

RiverStage Community Theatre, in association with Gaspipe Theatre Company, will be presenting seven world-premiere short plays in one continuous, 90-minute show titled The Gaspipe One Act Play Festival the weekend of April 21-23 in Lewisburg.   Tickets are $15 for general admission seating with discounts available for groups and season subscriptions, and they can be purchased at the door, by phone at 570-506-8423 or online here.

The Gaspipe One Act Play Festival will feature seven short, original plays submitted by playwrights from around the Susquehanna Valley and the U.S.  Each play features between two and seven actors, each play is 10-15 minutes long, and the scripts cover a wide range of genres including drama, satire, mystery and comedy.

This will be the 7th year in a row that Gaspipe has sponsored a new playwriting festival like this one.  Gaspipe co-founder Derek Scott was part of the panel who selected this year’s plays and said, “We love doing original works, and we love giving some local playwrights an opportunity to have their work produced.  It’s a wonderful way to do something new that audiences aren’t going to see anywhere else.  We had a lot of new playwrights submit their work to us this year, and it was a real challenge to select just seven of them.  We’ve always had great audiences for this festival in the past, and we think the audience is really going to love the variety and the humor this year.  There’ll be a lot of laughs, great writing and great acting.”

Scott said, “This festival is also a great way to collaborate with lots of directors and get a lot of actors involved in live theatre, too.  It’s amazing how much talent we have in this area.”  This year’s production will feature 7 directors and 22 actors from Lewisburg, Milton, Danville, Selinsgrove, Williamsport, and all around the Valley.

The plays include:

DECEPTION, written & directed by Ben Hartman
Someone has stolen a priceless diamond from Miss Moneypants! But are any of the Inspector’s suspects really who they claim to be?

ENTER DAISY BUCHANAN by Patti Cassidy, directed by Kahlie DeHotman
Zelda Fitzgerald is locked in her bedroom and ‘meets’ one of her husband’s fictional characters in her mirror.

EUREKAS by Eoin Carney, directed by Andrew Shaffer
In this comedy, two amateur philosophers in classical antiquity wonder if they should even bother with it anymore, especially with people like Archimedes around.

THE IMPROVISATION GAME by Jove Graham, directed by Steve Aguirre
A young woman waiting at a bus stop is approached by a trio of unusually theatrical improv comedy characters.

JESUS FEEDS THE 4,999 by Kay Phillips, directed by Derek Scott
Jesus struggles to accommodate the dietary restrictions of one, ahem, difficult-to-please follower….

THE (UN)SOLVABLE CRIME by Jacob Tanner, directed by Caroline Pogust
In this comedy, everyone on the police force has a theory about how the murder went down.  Could it be one of their own?

VIRESCENT by Rosalind Elise Parenzan, directed by Isaac J. Conner
A sculptor and his creation, the ceramic statue of a woman, muse about the nature of art and discuss what inspired him to create her.