Festival Program Coming Soon!
The Pumphouse Theatre and Alberta Drama Festival Association are at it again for the Annual Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival. Over two evenings, from March 21st – 23rd, we are thrilled to be presenting five one-act plays from a diverse array of local artists. From drama to comedy, new work to classics, the One Act Play Festival offers something for everyone.
FUll SHOW LINE UP BELOW
Thursday, March 21st
SHOW #1: I Am Batman by Marco Ramirez presented by Lean Into Love Productions
SHOW DESCRIPTION: A street kid with a stomach full of grocery store-brand macaroni and cheese fulfills the ultimate Batman fantasy.
Comedy | 40 min | I Am Not Batman is produced with permission by Playscripts
SHOW #2: In Hot Water by Trish Clark presented by Ma Teresa Productions
SHOW DESCRIPTION: A decades married couple travel to Macchu Picchu to enjoy a bucket list trip. But their plans are literally ‘rail roaded’ when the only train company goes on strike. With most of the inn keepers, cooks, and townspeople being part of the strike, their local guide Eduardo becomes their link to food, water, and getting out of TOWN.
Drama | Comedy | 30 min | In Hot Water is produced with permission by Playscripts
Friday March 22nd
SHOW #1: A Forgotten Patriot by Alan LeBouef presented by Confederation Theatre Society
SHOW DESCRIPTION: Smedley Butler was an American War hero decorated many times for bravery. After experiencing over 30 years of action and being wounded many times he began to realize the absurdity of war and published a short book titled “War is a Racket”. The play begins on the day of his funeral as his friends recount how Butler may have prevented a fascist takeover in the USA and how it might have impacted Canada. Sadly, this man is largely unknown to most Americans.
Drama | 50 min | A Forgotten Patriot is produced with permission by the playwright
SHOW #2: Trooper Brown by Susan Carpenter presented by BrokeHer Productions
SHOW DESCRIPTION: The Play follows Nellie’s struggle to reconcile her resurrected grief over her larger- than- life deceased husband as their granddaughter, Rose, and husband, Evan, pack up a lifetime of memories for her move into a nursing home. Nellie is haunted by her past in an Irish orphanage and dreads being warehoused again. She longs to live large and leave suddenly like husband Trooper Brown, idolized by Evan and Rose, rather than being forgotten. But will Nellie’s adventure be a heroic story of a tragedy?
Drama | 15 min | Trooper Brown is produced with permission by Playwright
Saturday, March 23rd
SHOW #1: Teach Stede, Jamie by Greg Miller presented by Grandora Players
SHOW DESCRIPTION: One dark night Jamie ends up somewhere a very long ways away. She meets Stede, who is suspicious about who Jamie is and how she gor here. As they learn about each other on the fiercest characters in history appears, Teach. All three have their own stories, hidden from each other and revealed in half-truths as it suits them, until all is finally clear. Or is it?
Drama | Comedy | 45 min | ADVISORY: strong language, gun shots and depiction of drinking | Teach Stede, Jamie is produced with permission by the playwrigh
SHOW #2: Like and Subscribe by AJ Pearce presented by Workshop Theatre Society
SHOW DESCRIPTION: The Olsen Family have a very successful YouTube channel. Although, as they approach a new record for subscribers, their eldest daughter has decided she no longer wants to create content. This throws the family’s dynamic, and livelihood, into turmoil
Drama | 30 min | Like and Subscribe is produced with permission by Playwright
Performances are all PG-13 or above, and are not recommended for young children.
Showtimes: 7:30pm Nightly, Victor Mitchell Theatre, Pumphouse Theatre
Tickets: $17 Adult General Admission
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