Hurricane Season: Nine Original One-Act Plays in Competition at Eclectic Theater
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The last date listed for Seventh Annual Hurricane Season One Act Playwriting Festival and Competition was Sunday August 22, 2010 / 2:00pm (Finals Weekend).
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Attended the event two weekends and saw 6 of the 9 plays, some stronger than others. "The Opening" is one of the competition finalists playing this final weekend - intelligently written, sensitively directed with an assured and knowing hand, and...continued
Block One, July 9-18: *_Ouija*_, _A Good Cop, _Blonde Alibi
Ouija:* _Following the funeral of their Aunt Margaret, Will and Claire ruminate on how their lives turned out and if they should have made different choices.
A Good Cop:_ _Edward, a veteran cop, is being interrogated by Sara, an IA investigator, as to why he shot a young homosexual boy. Edward’s difficult past comes into play and Sara must find the truth.
Blonde Alibi:_ _Following the homecoming dance, Teesha and Lauren find their friend, Daisy, in a hotel room, standing over the body of her boyfriend, smoking gun still in hand. The three not-very-bright girls have to figure out what to do.
Block Two, July 23-Aug. 1: _Last Sacrament of Belle, __Appleblossomtime_, _The Opening __
Last Sacrament of Belle: _Beulah stumbles into a store of dead things, seeking answers to the questions in her life.
Appleblossomtime:_ _Set in 1945, Lily’s husband, Sam, is returning from the war and she has to come to terms with having taken a lover and the choices she has made while Sam has been away
The Opening:_ _Web, a government worker frustrated by bureaucracy, enlists the help of Juliana, a librarian, to help him conjure an ancient war god to help solve the problem of war. _
Block Three, Aug. 20-22: The Confession, The Limp, Grunge is Dead
The Confession:_ An Irish tragedy set in 1923. Robbie takes matters into her own hands when she figures out her husband may be having an affair with the young woman caring for their child.
_*The Limp:* _A minor limp turns into the ridiculous over a simple office meeting.
Grunge Is Dead: Tessa struggles with loss while Leo tries to help her find her way out of her sadness.
Finals Weekend, Aug. 20-22: Blonde Alibi, The Opening, Grunge is Dead_