February 12: Our “One Night Stand Goes to War” evening went swimmingly; a big thanks to everyone who participated! We’re collecting submissions for our next show: “Food, Glorious Food!” on Sunday, April 6. If you have a play, story, or poem about food, cooking, eating, etc., send it in to One Night Stand for consideration! Deadline is Feb. 26. We’re hoping for an eclectic mix of plays and stories for the show…both comic and tragic!
February 3: The rehearsals for “One Night Stand Goes to War” are underway, and it’s looking great! Actors Linda Swanson Brown, Matthew Cantwell, Randy Diamon, Matthew Davis, Jacqueline Garcia, Scott Hasbrouck, Sydney Kenney, Jeff Miller, Lorraine Scott, Richard-Curtis Simpson, Scott Cuzac Tuffield, Kelly Westback, Wade Wood and Stefin Woolever are doing great work and the show promises to be exciting! Regular ONS directors Lorraine Scott and Cindy Hall are joined this time around by Kristin Honiotes and Addison Parker. We hope that this evening of war-related plays (and one short story) is both thought-provoking and entertaining.
We’ve also “discovered” the title for our April show: “Food, Glorious Food!” If you are a playwright or writer that has a short play or story related in some way to food, dining, cooking, or eating (or being eaten), contact us and we’ll let you know how to send it in to be considered for the April 6 show. (Deadline for submissions is Feb. 26.)
One Night Stand Theater Presents War Stories and Plays on Feb. 9
One Night Stand Theater explores tales of war and conflict, on the battlefield and beyond, when they present “One Night Stand Goes to War” on Sunday, Feb. 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora.
This one-night-only production features staged readings of plays and stories by local writers Edith Weiss, Jeffrey Wolf, J. Starling, Simon Fill, Wayne Faust, Frank Oteri, and Judy GeBauer.
“When we were putting this show together, we wanted to examine war from many different viewpoints,” said One Night Stand Theater artistic director James O’Leary. “These plays and stories run the gamut from the comic to the harshly dramatic, and deal with combat in the past, the present, and even fantasy worlds.”
Judy GeBauer’s plays “Island of Bunkers” and “Tropic of Retrospect” look at war through the eyes of both its victims and survivors. “Lincoln on the Train” by Jeffrey Wolf imagines a barter between Abraham Lincoln and the Devil during the American Civil War. “Jason” by J. Starling depicts a woman’s frightening encounter with an unstable veteran, while Frank Oteri’s “Tales from the Peacetime Army” offers a glimpse of one soldier’s day-to-day existence.
In Wayne Faust’s “Omaha,” a war gamer travels through time to World War II and the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach. A mother grapples with a son’s dramatic decision in “Coming of Age” by Simon Fill, and surreal chess pieces engage the enemy in “Checkmate” by Edith Weiss.
One Night Stand Theater is a Denver-area theater group that presents one-night-only evenings of theatrical staged readings, each with its own theme. Past performances have featured old-time radio, folk tales, plays about romance and dysfunctional families, and Shakespeare.
“One Night Stand Goes to War” takes place on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the Vintage Theatre, located at 1468 Dayton St., one half-block south of Colfax Avenue in Old Downtown Aurora. Tickets are $8. To make reservations, e-mail email@example.com or phone 303-670-3628. More information is available at onenightstandtheater.org.