The Gaithersburg Arts Barn in partnership with
Montgomery Playhouse presents the
Montgomery Playhouse 13th Annual
One Act Play Festival
July 18 – 27th, 2014
From the sublime to the ridiculous, from death and dying to workplace angst, this compilation of plays ranges from deadly serious to laughing at our own foibles.
The festival presents two separate evenings of one-acts in rotation. If you would like to see all the plays offered in the festival, you will need to purchase two separate admissions.
PLEASE NOTE: Because some plays contain adult language and themes, the festival is not recommended for audiences under the age of 17.
Program A – July 18, 20, 26
Program B – July 19, 25, 27
8:00 pm Fridays , Saturdays
2:00 pm Sundays
Tickets: $16 – $14 for City of Gaithersburg residents
For Reservations, Click: https://recxpress.gaithersburgmd.gov
Or Call: 301-258-6394
311 Kent Square Road – Gaithersburg, MD
PROGRAM A – July 18, 20, 26
Nighthawks by Evan Guilford-Blake
Directed by David Dossey
With: Amanda Gordon, Chris Hawkins, Art Salwin, Shaquille Stewart
It’s the late 40’s and four people encounter each other in a diner in the wee hours of the morning. Inspired by the Edward Hopper painting, Nighthawks.
The Grand Design by Susan Miller
Directed by Suzanne Yuskiw
With: Joy Gerst, Stan Rosen
A scientist tries to come up with a new message about humanity to be sent into space while his mother walks across the United States. A tender portrait of what it means to let go.
Color Blue by Alexis Roblan
Directed by Kathleen Alvania
With: Andie Allison, Scott D’Vileskis, Kelsi Jenkins, Shaquille Stewart
Two middle school girls, cutting class, are experimenting with pot behind a dumpster near the school when they are approached by two well dressed men. They don’t immediately realize the danger they are in.
I’m Herbert by Robert Anderson
Director: John Reece
With: Cory Atwood, Ruth Orland
An elderly couple sit in their rocking chairs talking. Each has had one or more previous marriages and perhaps a few flings, but they are hazy about the details. In fact they don’t always know which one the other one is.
PROGRAM B – July 19, 25, 27
Weavers by Evan Guilford-Blake
Directed by Maria Benzie
With: Meghan Williams Elkins, Avery Florer, Luba Hansen, Kryss Lacovaro,
Danny C. Miller, Sonya Okin
Candace has grown up in a dying farming community and wants to leave but feels an obligation to take care of her aging grandmother, Clotho. Clotho has dreams in which she recalls weaving with two women she refers to as her sisters. All this is observed by Sam, Candace’s cat. This play is rooted in the mythology of the Three Fates.
H.R. by Eric Coble
Director: Natalia Gleason
With: Brian Galvez, Joseph Mariano, Yvonne Paretzky, Michael Sigler
The office is thrown into an uproar when it is learned that people from Human Resources are coming for an unplanned visit that afternoon.
Goode Grief by Frances A. Lewis
Director: Frankie Lewis
With: Matthew Datcher, David Jones, Debi Preston, Stephanie Shade
Evie is an elderly widow who is house bound and is routinely visited by her care giver, Jennifer. The roof is leaking and she is approached by Conrad Goode who offers to make the necessary repairs.
Fight or Flight by Kryss Lacovaro and Natalie Brunelle
Director: Kryss Lacovaro
With: Ashley Byrd, Liz Fox Corrente, Jimmy Santos
In the sky above a busy metropolis two superheros, Delay-a and Blurr (Diane and Ben), deal with relationship problems. Diane’s sister, the powerful Femme Force (Fiona) doesn’t care for Ben and makes her opinion part of the discussion.