4th Annual One Act Play Festival August 2010 The line-up featured 10 plays varying
in content and genre, and included many of our Black Box Player favorites as
well as some old and new friends from the community.
Bill Rodriguez, theater writer for
the Providence Phoenix highlighted three plays in his review: Jeremiah's
Choice, which starring Mark Carter and Bob Reynolds, in which he says
"the suspense builds exquisitely," Superhero, starring
Cherylee Dumas and Alex Rotella which Rodriguez describes in one word:
"Hilarious," and local playwright Pat Hegnauer's The Son,
which Rodriguez describes as "a difficult balancing act because it could
easily topple into sentimentality...between the writerly restraint and the
acting skill, that doesn't happen."
Jim Seevor of Motif Magazine
described the evening as "fast-paced and at times moving" and added
that the plays were "well chosen and work well in the intimate
Catherine Fay stars in "The
Rental" as a young woman who is given an odd yet welcome birthday gift
from her friend... a date with the perfect boyfriend.
Bob Macaux stars in "Chuck
Exley" as a private detective with a dark secret.
Greg and David Smith co-star in a
funny vaudevillian sketch titled "The Bench," while Ken Benoit
struggles with a love of trash in "Can Can't".
Chris White plays alongside Bethany
Bobola as a disgruntled married man whose shared discussion of his aches and
pains says more about the ties that bind.
Superhero, starring Alex
Rotella and Cherylee Dumas, was invited to be performed at the New Bedford
Short Play Festival this fall. Congratulations to Alex and Cherylee for their
solid performances in a hilarious story!