Sunday, October 24, 2010

Second Midway Festival of 10-Minute Plays opens to good review, runs through next Sunday

The Thoroughbred Theater's second Midway Festival of 10-Minute Plays got a good review this morning in the Lexington Herald-Leader, from contributing theatre critic Candace Chaney.

"The festival, which continues weekends through Oct. 31, features some of the area's best directors and performers while promoting the value of original work and, if Friday's opening-night performances were any indication, it is a promising addition to the region's theatrical lineup," Chaney writes. "The wide range of material presented and the opportunity to view seven directorial visions and seven small casts are hallmarks of the festival, one that highlights the theater community's diverse strengths."

Among the skits Chaney likes is "Taken for a Ride, a humorous two-person skit about a woman abandoning her cat." (H-L Photo by Mark Cornelison: Jordan Pruitt as the cat and Hayley Williams as the owner.) Chaney also likes Blood Grass, The Test and It's Impossible to Get Fired from Thrifty Drug Aid. For her full review and more information about the festival, click here.

The festival received 250 submissions from 36 states and chose seven for production. Shows today and next Sunday are at 2 p.m., and on Oct. 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at door; call (859) 846-9827 or go to http://www.thoroughbredtheatre.com/.

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