Monday, August 22, 2011

All in a Day Play fest on Sunday

Coralville — For the fourth year in a row, City Circle Acting Company and Dreamwell Theatre team up to present the All-in-a-Day Play Festival. The fourth annual festival will be presented August 28th at 7:30 p.m. at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $8 and are available at the door only. The Center is located at 1301 5th St. Coralville, next to the Coralville Public Library.

The evening before the event, seven writers, seven directors and thirty-five actors will meet to receive script assignments including characters, themes and locations. The writers are tasked to produce a 10-minute script by 8 a.m. the next morning, leaving the actors and directors to work like mad to create seven brand new plays for Sunday's 7:30 p.m. performance.

The past years' shows have ranged from comedy to drama to fantasy and slapstick, creating a fast-paced and spontaneous evening of excitement that keeps the audience, and the actors, on their toes. The works will be judged and given awards at the end of the evening.

This unique collaboration between several area arts groups was awarded the Winner of the 2009 Icky Award for Innovative Excellence. This production is co-produced by Dreamwell Theatre and City Circle Acting Company of Coralville.

(Photo from last year's event.)

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