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Plays selected for the 33rd Annual Original One Act Festival

THE GARDENER by Nick Schweitzer Directed by Tom Zuehlke

Samantha is content with her solidly upper-middle-class life with an attorney husband, two off children recently off to college, and a career as a social worker. However, on a day when one of her clients tried to kill herself, Samantha’s complacency is challenged when a lover from her past appears as a gardener who is still living a carefree life of adventure.

COFFEE SHOP by Mark Borchardt Directed by Elizabeth Havican

An overworked businesswoman uses a coffee shop as an off-site office space. On an especially harries day she finds herself in the company of an obnoxious busybody- the last thing she needs to contend with as a deadline approaches.

THE LAST LOVE STORY by Mike Willis Directed by Nathan Kenner

Oscar is a successful movie producer who invites Mitch, an academy award winning screenwriter, to his office to discuss Mitch’s latest screenplay. However, since it doesn’t contain, sex, violence, aliens or special effects- ” it just won’t sell”.

THE DOLLY AGENDA by Deanna Strasse Directed by Scott Sorenson

Two girls playing with dolls have a rather adult agenda.

THE AMBITIOUS ONE by Deanna Strasse Directed by Scott Sorenson

Katie is an ambitious writer who lets the big parts of success get in the way of the small parts of life and love, especially her girlfriend Vanessa.

VULPES VULPES by Deanna Strasse Directed by Scott Sorenson

George sits down to write but writers block complicates things. A cleaver fox named Samantha continues to complicate things.

NOTE: THE DOLLY AGENDA, THE AMBITIOUS ONE and VULPES VULPES will be presented as a trilogy.

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