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Seven plays. Six playwrights. A Festival of theatre.
May 19, 2016 - May 21, 2016
The Pocahontas County Drama Workshop presents the inaugural Opera House Playfest, directed by Eric Fritzius. This festival features short, 10 minute plays primarily by West Virginia and Appalachian playwrights, a sampler pack from drama to comedy and all points in between. The plays include “Legacy,” by Chris Shaw Swanson (Ohio), in which a woman on death row contemplates her final words; “Pumps” by Brett Hursey (Virginia), a tale of the love hate relationship between a woman and her favorite pair of shoes; “About the Baby,” by T.K. Lee (Mississippi) in which a son comes home for dinner at his mother’s, bringing with him a baby she didn’t know he had; “Tammy and Tom,” by Jonathan Joy (Huntington), in which a woman finally gets a date with the man of her dreams, who turns out to have complicated dietary requirements; and “Suburban Garden,” by Tom Stobbart (Wheeling), a play about the unrequited love between a flower and a weed. Bookending these plays will be two plays by Fritzius: “…to a Flame,” the story of a man who accidentally shoots one of West Virginia’s most infamous native sons, the Mothman; and “Playing Cards by Twilight’s Shine” in which the sheriff and doctor of a small West Virginia town explain to the defense attorney of the county’s most infamous moonshiner why his client is so important. Performances are Thursday May 19 through Saturday May 21 beginning each evening at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.