Each piece runs no more than 20 minutes, with each five-play weekly program (to July 8) offering a range of works to be digested in one full-length sitting. Producers Carlo Rivieccio and Christy Benanti are presenting four different programs during the festival. Tickets are $15 each week.
The organizers stated, "We felt that the short form is greatly under represented, especially in the summer theatre festivals in NYC, so we decided to create a festival that celebrates the short play. Our shows cover a wide range of topics from romance stories to diva penguins to war plays to talking sirloins. We wanted a little of every type of genre to be represented in the festival."
The Players Theatre Loft — the historic Players Theatre's 50-seat black-box space — is at 115 MacDougal (West Third Street & Minetta Lane). The festival's performance schedule is Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM with matinees Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Each play will be seen five times during the Festival. Every week the audience favorite will receive a $100 prize.
Tickets are available through www.theatermania.com. 2007 Shortened Attention Span One Act Festival Schedule
Week 1: June 13-17
June 14, 15 & 16 @ 8 PM, June 16 @ 2 PM, June 17 @ 3 PM
Slot A Theatre Ghost by Mim Granahan
Slot B Life in E Sharp by Jonathan G. Galvez
Slot C Girl Hates Cabs by Warren Schultz
Slot D Feed Me What I Drink by Ian Grody
Slot E Yes Before Goodbye by Dan Chen
Week 2: June 20-24
June 21, 22 & 23 @ 8 PM, June 23 @ 2 PM, June 24 @ 3 PM
Slot A The Titanic Trivia Game by Lisa Haeber
Slot B Looking for Love by J. Boyer
Slot C The Solution by Stewart Rudy and Julia Susman
Slot D Tenacity by Scott T. Barsotti
Slot E Pending
Week 3: June 27-July 1
June 28, 29 & 30 @ 8 PM, June 30 @ 2 PM, July 1 @ 3 PM
Slot A Death and Deception by Catherine Lamm
Slot B Sunday Kind of Love by Concetta Rose Rella
Slot C The Café by Kyle Bradstreet
Slot D Rich On Skins by Joe Lauinger
Slot E Penguins Are Mad Scary by Michael Tester
Week 4: July 2-July 8
July 5, 6 & 7 @ 8 PM, July 7 @ 2 PM, July 8 @ 3 PM.
Slot A Plays for the Sunni Triangle Parts 1 and 2 by Jerrod Bogard
Slot B Plays for the Sunni Triangle Part 3 by Jerrod Bogard
Slot C Little Squirrel by Caroline McGraw
Slot D Sirloins in Space by Joel Hanson
Slot E Beer and the Meaning of Life by Carlo Rivieccio