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Twenty-Seventh Annual Original One Act Festival

May 25, 26, June 1, 2, 2012

Carte Blanche Studios

Due to an error by the venue in double booking the performance space the performances originally scheduled for May 18 & 19 were rescheduled for June 1 &2.

 

The Angel of Potosi

by Gary Jones

 

Who Is This Really?

by W. Patrick Fogarty

 

Johny Fox

by Pat Lafferty

 

Vets

by Mike Willis

 

A Lunch Meeting
by Katlin Dorsey

 

Sheila's Last Streak

by Marjorie Pagel

 

 

Show Program

   

 

 

 

 

Production Staff

Producer

Tom Zuehlke

Lighting

Tom Zuehlke

Set Construction

Paul Weir

 

Sound

Dale Rawson

Festival Logo Deb Pipkorn
Program

Dawn Dewane

 

 

Cast

The Angel of Potosi

 

Bill, a recent widower who lives in sleepy Potosi on the banks of the Mississippi River, has a surrealistic experience in a very small town. One morning as he works in his rose garden, Bill is greeted by a young man who introduces himself as Angel and watches Bill work in the garden.

Bill is dubious of the supernatural character of the angel, comparing him to a fugitive from a gay bathhouse and ridiculing him for his naiveté. Bill has a heart attack as Angel sits eating a sandwich but offering no assistance. After the heart attack, while digging a grave, Angel denies that he is an angel of death.
 

Playwright

Gary Jones

Bill

Art Carter

 

Director

Josh Klingman

Angel

Sharon Nieman-Koebert

 

 

Cast

Who Is This Really?

 

When can having your identity stolen be a good thing? Well, when you're boring, unemployed, and, in general, considered to be a loser. Julie is in just such a situation when her family intervenes, see a chance to have Julie re-invent herself. But all is no as it seems in this quick hitting laugh-out-loud comedy.
 

Playwright

W. Patrick Fogarty

Claire

Elizabeth Havican

Julie

Emily Krusche

Mary

Judy Lee Tabox

 

Director

Kai Simone

Bill

Erico Ortiz

Claire II

Stephanie Graham

 

 

Cast

Johny Fox

 

Tom, a blue-collar Milwaukeean has sat too long at the bar when a small gentleman climbs onto a stool next to him. The small man's name is Johny fox, an eccentric Irish poet whose craft is derided by Tom until Johny Fox recites a somewhat racy offering. Tom decided to commission the poet -- a poem for a beer -- to which the little man agrees and immortalizes Tom in verse. Tom, however, prefers the racier poem and asks for a copy of it as he walks out of the bar. Tom awakes the next morning to discover, quite by accident, that Johny Fox was actually a leprechaun.
 

Playwright

Pat Lafferty

Tom

Mark McGuire

Johny Fox

Paul Pfannerstiel

 

Director

Joan Williamson

Bartender

Erico Ortiz

Tom's Wife

Judy Lee Tarbox

 

 

Cast

Vets

 

The play is set in the community room of a veteran's assisted living center and nursing home. ray, Ernie and Sarge gather int he community room everyday, and each day is the same. Ray reads newspapers all day, Ernie works on the same jigsaw puzzle over and over, and Sarge stares ahead blankly and occasionally shouts the only word he knows. Sarge is a "lifer" at the home, having lived there for forty years after suffering a head injury in Vietnam. Ray and Ernie are in their eighties and both served in WWII. Ray is the leader of the trio, he helps Ernie with his struggle with Alzheimer's disease and works with Sarge to further his vocabulary. While Ernie and Sarge seem content with their day to day ritual, Ray is determined to keep experience life and insists on Sarge and Ernie doing the same.

 

Playwright

Mike Willis

Ray

Bob Phelps

Ernie

Lloyd Dreger

 

Director

Paul Weir

Sarge "Bullshit" Jones

Mark McGuire

     

 

 

Cast

A Lunch Meeting

 

Cassandra has lunch in a cemetery where she talks to the tombstones. Why? Dean meets her one afternoon and asks that question. In Cassandra's reply we also learn why Dean is there. Each has a secret truth revealed in a touching conclusion.

 

Playwright

Katlin Dorsey

Cassandra

Elizabeth Havican

 

Director

Sandra Wyss

Dean

Paul Weir

 

 

Cast

Sheila's Last Streak

 

The year Sheila Farrell turned 50, she and the other women at Beauford Springs Golf Course were surprised by a streaker running across the fairway. The next week, when Sheila decided to do her own streaking, she didn’t know it would get to be a habit, jeopardizing her marriage and her local reputation. The events leading up to “Sheilas last streak” are detailed in her book, Confessions of a Streaker, and shared on a TV talk show.
 

Playwright

Marjorie Pagel

Ofra Phillips

Judy Lee Tarbox

Sheila Farrell

Cheryl Ann Lisowski

Dottie Robinson

Evvie Smith
 

Director

Judy Lee Tarboxs

Winston Farrell

Erico Ortiz

Yvonne Lister

Barbara Lynch

 

 

 

 

Festival History

 

 

Previously Produced One Acts

 

 

2012 Rules for Script Submission

 

 

2012 Script Submission Form (pdf)

 

 

 

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