2015 One Act Play Festival

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Enjoy an eclectic mix of original and published plays as the Montgomery Playhouse in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg presents our 14th Annual One Act Festival at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. The festival presents two separate evenings of one act plays in rotation. If you would like to see all the works offered in the festival, you will need to purchase two separate admissions.

July 17 – 26, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM
Admission: $20
Purchase Tickets Online
Or Call 301-258-6394 for reservations
311 Kent Square Road
Gaithersburg, Md.
Please Note: The plays contain adult language with adult themes and are intended for mature audiences.

PROGRAM A – July 17, 19, 25
Hotline by Elaine May
Directed by Bruce Hirsch
With: Matthew Datcher, Stacey Fearheiley, Becca Korn,
James Morogiello, Anna Snapp
A neurotic young woman calls a suicide crisis hotline one night. The counselor who gets the call is overwhelmed. This is his first night on the job.

Asleep on the Wind by Ellen Byron
Directed by Vanessa Terzaghi
With:  Callie Etches, Cristian Linares
In a small clearing in Bayou Teche, Louisiana, the shy, reclusive Rootie and her favorite brother Beau escape to their “special place” to talk. Beau has a double purpose in this meeting: to persuade Rootie to stick it out at home and to tell her that he has enlisted in the Army.

Outside the Box by Cory Atwood
Directed by Cory Atwood
With:  Corrie Bolcik, Eric Henry, David Jones, Kryss Lacovaro, Ruth Orland, Jimmy Santos
Bill and Julie return to Bill’s home for his father’s retirement party. Bill and his father have had a contentious relationship over the years impacting most of Bill’s life. Can a reconciliation begin?

Call Me When You Feel Bad by Rob Gorman
Directed by Rob Gorman
With: Joanna Chilcoat Fellows, Diana Hutter, David Lloyd Savolaine
Jae and Jeff are moving into a new apartment and stumble across Jae’s high school yearbook. In it Jeff finds a note that says “Call me when you feel bad – Nancy Vargo.” On a whim Jae decides to contact Nancy — a conversation that has dramatic consequences.

PROGRAM B – July 18, 24, 26
Two Stairs at a Time by Steven Bienstock
Directed by Steven Bienstock
With: Bill Byrnes, Joanna Chilcoat Fellows, Rob Gorman, Marc Rehr, Ed Silverstein
Joe, an attorney who has difficulty saying no, is trying to take a couple of vacation days. Unfortunately the office, friends, neighbors, and clients keep interfering.

Relativity by Steven C. Silver
Directed by Anne Vandercook
With: Alexandra Bunger-Pool, Toni G. Carmine, Brett Cassidy, Michael Sigler
Two couples, Jack and Maggie (in their mid 20’s) and John and Margaret (in their mid 40’s) find themselves in a coffee shop simultaneously but at different times. As the play unfolds the parallels between their respective relationships and time frames get a bit jumbled.

Hopscotch by Israel Horowitz
Directed by Michael Abendshein
With: Jen Katz, Raphael Tobias
A young man and woman meet apparently by chance in a park. Their conversation, casual at first, unfolds to reveal that the two have indeed known each other before.

Musing by Jacy D’Aiutolo
Directed by David Dossey
With: McKenna Kelly, Paul Noga
A customer enters an unusual shop and encounters a very polite and efficient Clerk. The shop doesn’t trade in your run of the mill items and soon the Customer finds more than she was expecting.