35th Annual Original One Act Festival

COVID-19 UPDATE — Due to the continued threat of COVID-19, the Village Playhouse has decided to postpone the 35th Annual Original One Act Festival.    The safety and well being of our volunteers and patrons is of utmost importance.   Thank you for your understanding. 


The One Act Festival is back again year with a new crop of scripts from Wisconsin playwrights.

35th One Act Fest

The Village Playhouse’s Original One Act Festival has been an ongoing project for over 30 years. The festival is intended to give playwrights a means to see their work move from the paper to the stage. Working together, a playwright, a director, a cast, and a crew develop and polish scripts for presentation to an audience over the course of three weekends.

The Village Playhouse is proud to have been the first (and we like to think the best) to implement the concept of an original one act play festival here in Wisconsin.


… but I’m just not IN LOVE with it By Michael Lucchesi  | Directed by Tom Zuehlke

Good Neighbors by Marjorie Pagel | Directed by Tom Zuehlke

The Visitation  by Mike Willis | Directed by Donna McMaster

The Interview by Carol Ratliff Drury | Directed by Loralei Madson

Old Friends  by Jon Kolb | Directed by Stacy Madson

The Oldest Crawford County Widow Tells It All  by Gary Jones | Directed by Scott Sorensen

blending by sabley sabin | Directed by Alexis Fielak

Performance Dates* Time  
July 10, 2020 7:30 PM  
July 11, 2020 7:30 PM  
July 12, 2020 2:00 PM Matinee
July 13, 2020 7:30 PM Monday Evening
July 17, 2020 7:30 PM  
July 18, 2020 7:30 PM  
July 19, 2020 2:00 PM Matinee
July 20, 2020 7:30 PM Monday Evening

*Performance dates are subject to change due to current situation with COVID-19.   The Village Playhouse is committed to providing quality productions while keeping our cast, crew and audience safe.   The Original One Act Festival will have limited seating as per regulations at the time of performance.   For those who chose to stay safer at home, there will be options to watch the production via a live streaming video.   Watch this page for details as the production gets closer. 


Tickets can be reserved by emailing oneactfestival@villageplayhouse.org, or calling 414.207.4879

$17 for students and seniors, $19 for adults.  

Ask about special pricing for groups of 10 or more. Village Playhouse members receive half price tickets for opening night performances. Contact us for details on becoming a member.