As always, thanks to everyone who made our latest One Night Stand a success! “One Night Stand with Mark Ogle” was a lot of fun: great cast, great plays, great audience! Our next presentation is August 11: “In a Faraway Land: Folk Stories and Legends from Around the World.” Inspired by our “American Folk” evening a couple of years ago, our August show will feature dramatizations of folk tales from other countries. We are compiling our material right now and look forward to sharing it with you!
June 2: Our haiku poems for our fifth and sixth plays of the evening: In “Highly Suggestible,” an amateur hypnotist goes farther than he dreamed of with his first patient. In “Snow Dance,” a woman encounters a beautiful dancing spirit while contemplating an important decision on New Year’s Eve.
May 30: Here are two more haiku poems for our June 2 show.
In “Don’t Throw the Cheese,” a visit to Les Izmore’s art gallery provokes strong reactions to modern art. In “Darwin’s Brain,” a man and woman search through alternate realities for a pattern in random existence.
Don’t Throw the Cheese:
May 28: In anticipation of our June 2 show, we’ve composed haiku poems describing each of the plays to be featured. Following are two of them: In “Spiritual Garbage,” a chance encounter with a former classmate in Denver’s Berkeley Park forces a man to re-examine his life. In “That Foggy Night,” a man is pursued by a space alien with a sticky and thankless job.
That Foggy Night:
May 19: We are proud to announce our cast for the June 2 “One Night Stand with Mark Ogle”: Ronda Belser, Jake d’Armand, Jacqueline Garcia, Kristin Honiotes, Tom Flynn, Cassie Kelso, Jeff Miller, Bob Pearlman, and Kurt Zaner. In addition to these nine actors sharing the roles in five of the short plays (which I am calling, in shorthand, “Foggy Darwin’s Suggestible Snow Dance with Cheese”), the playwright himself (Mr. Mark Ogle) and Jim Honiotes will act in “Spiritual Garbage”!
May 12: We have lined up the staged readings for our “One Night Stand with Mark Ogle.” Mark is our featured playwright on June 2nd, and we’re delighted to present six of his short plays: “Highly Suggestible,” “Spiritual Garbage,” “Don’t Throw the Cheese,” “That Foggy Night,” “Darwin’s Brain” and “Snow Dance.” A theme that runs through these plays is ordinary people finding themselves in extraordinary situations. Whether they’re encountering a strange alien on a lonely country road or encountering strange art in a trendy art gallery, you’ll recognize these characters and enjoy following them on their surprising journeys. We are gathering our cast members now and look forward to rehearsals!