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Two Nights Left for Living On The Edge “Secrets and Lies”!

There are just two nights left to catch Actors’ Theatre’s annual 10 minute play festival, Living on the Edge. Our theme this year is “Secrets and Lies.”  Order your tickets ASAP, performances are held in Spectrum Theatre’s black box and seating is very limited.  Tickets are just $10!

This year’s LOTE includes:

Fly-Over State by Joe Sanders
A family wearies of playing along with the delusions of their traumatized daughter and opens up a new world of fear and uncertainty.
Directed by Krista Price

Spats by Adam Pasen
Jones inadvertently starts a fashion revolution. Suddenly he is a part of the mass media lie machine, at the mercy of those who want to misconstrue his deeds and thoughts to further their own ends. Ultimately, Jones must choose whether to live a lie and enjoy the limelight or shed his beloved fashion accessories and get back to work.
Directed by McKenzie McElroy

The Mesmerist by G.M. Bud Thompson
Performing at a corporate convention, Dio The Mesmerist hypnotizes three subjects and guides them on a journey into imagination and memory…with some very, very unexpected results!
Directed by Jason Marlett

Cupid’s Beau by Barbara Lindsay
A random meeting of two strangers in a coffee house sizzles with sexual possibility and attraction – or does it?
Directed by Elizabeth Sulkowski

Porch Revival by Mark Rigney
Two aging, habit-bound sisters experience their own personal revivals on the morning after attending a disastrous tent revival.
Directed by Jonathan Clausen

Time: Friday, July 15 at 8:00pm – Saturday July 16 at 8:00pm
Location: Spectrum Theater Black Box (Room 201), 160 Fountain Street, Grand Rapids, MI
Price: Tickets are $10 General Admission (seating is limited so purchase your tickets early)

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Actors’ Theatre Presents: Living on the Edge VIII: Secrets and Lies!

Next week marks the eighth installment of Actors’ Theatre’s annual 10 minute play festival, Living on the Edge. The theme this year that writers were asked to respond to was “Secrets and Lies.”  We are excited this year to present the following fun and adventurous new works, selected for production:

Fly-Over State by Joe Sanders
A family wearies of playing along with the delusions of their traumatized daughter and opens up a new world of fear and uncertainty.
Directed by Krista Price

Spats by Adam Pasen
Jones inadvertently starts a fashion revolution. Suddenly he is a part of the mass media lie machine, at the mercy of those who want to misconstrue his deeds and thoughts to further their own ends. Ultimately, Jones must choose whether to live a lie and enjoy the limelight or shed his beloved fashion accessories and get back to work.
Directed by McKenzie McElroy

The Mesmerist by G.M. Bud Thompson
Performing at a corporate convention, Dio The Mesmerist hypnotizes three subjects and guides them on a journey into imagination and memory…with some very, very unexpected results!
Directed by Jason Marlett

Cupid’s Beau by Barbara Lindsay
A random meeting of two strangers in a coffee house sizzles with sexual possibility and attraction – or does it?
Directed by Elizabeth Sulkowski

Porch Revival by Mark Rigney
Two aging, habit-bound sisters experience their own personal revivals on the morning after attending a disastrous tent revival.
Directed by Jonathan Clausen

Time: Wednesday, July 13 at 8:00pm – July 16 at 8:00pm
Location: Spectrum Theater Black Box (Room 201), 160 Fountain Street, Grand Rapids, MI
Price: Tickets are $10 General Admission (seating is limited so purchase your tickets early)

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Next Month! “Secrets and Lies” LOTE VIII

Time: Wednesday, July 6 at 8:00pm – July 16 at 8:00pm

Location: Spectrum Theater Black Box (Room 201)
Grand Rapids, MI

2011 marks the eighth installment of Actors’ Theatre’s annual 10 minute play festival, Living on the Edge. The theme this year that writers were asked to respond to was “Secrets and Lies.” 5 original works have been selected for production in the Spectrum Theater Black Box.

FLY-OVER STATE by Joe Sanders
SPATS by Adam Pasen
THE MESMERIST by G.M. Bud Thompson
CUPID’S BEAU by Barbara Lindsay
PORCH REVIVAL by Mark Rigney

Stay tuned for announcements of directors and casts.  One month from now you’ll be able to see these plays mounted for two weekends of performances in the Spectrum Black Box.  Congratulations to all submitters, semifinalists and finalists.”

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Living on the Edge Public Reading

Due to the record-breaking number of 10-minute plays we have received this year in the open call for submissions, the Living on the Edge VIII: Secrets and Lies – Public Reading has been postponed from this Saturday until Saturday, April 30th in the Spectrum Theater at GRCC mezzanine. We apologize for any inconvenience but are excited at this year’s level of participation!

Our special thanks to Volunteer Literary Manager Randy Wyatt for his hard work and dedication with a record-breaking number of submissions for Living on the Edge VIII and our general call for submissions of full-length new works.  So far we have received nearly 300 submissions, combined between the two openings!

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“Secrets and Lies” Living on the Edge Reading April 2nd!

2011 marks the eighth installment of Actors’ Theatre’s annual 10 minute play festival, Living on the Edge. The theme this year that writers were asked to respond to was “Secrets and Lies.”  March 1st was our deadline for scripts, and the submissions came pouring in! (Our Literary Manager, Randy Wyatt received over 60 scripts!) Now they are being reviewed and 15 will be selected for a public reading on April 2nd, 2011.

The reading will begin at 1PM at Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain Street. Be sure and check out this wonderful day of live theatre!  Admission is free and you have the opportunity to hear 15 new 10 minute plays being read by local actors.  Not only that, but your feedback is valued! At the public reading playwrights will receive 5 minutes of verbal feedback on their piece. Based on audience response and feedback, the Living on the Edge committee will choose five finalists from the scripts read at the public reading to be presented in full production during July of 2011 in the “black box” performance space (Room 201 – Spectrum Theater Building).

Come be a part of it all on April 2nd!

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