Elmwood Playhouse One Act Weekend


Friday, July 26th at 8pm
Saturday, July 27th at 8pm
Sunday, July 28th at 2pm

Inaugural One-Act Weekend showcasing local theatrical talent

Elmwood Community Playhouse is thrilled to present a showcase of six one-act plays written by local playwrights. We routinely show off our amazing local actors and directors, and now it’s the writers’ turn. These short (anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes) plays will make you realize just how many talented writers are in our own backyard.

Shows and Summaries:

Bovine Existential
written and directed by Brian C. Petti

In a holding pen for a slaughterhouse, two stable-mates have different reactions to their coming demise and plot a dramatic escape.

One Foot On The Floor
written by Matthew Gilleece and directed by Michael Schiavo

Beth walks the audience through the ups and downs and milestones of her relationship with her boyfriend Tom, like introducing him to her stern, over-protective father “Sarge”. A major event gives us the context behind her life review.

Boat Spotting 
written and directed by Dylan Horowitz

A gay couple that works together at a beach resort discusses the public/private nature of their relationship.

Basic Cable Method Acting
written by Michael C. O’Day and directed by Darpan Joshi

A young actor does some particularly intense preparation to audition for the part of a mute henchman in a crappy 80s post-apocalyptic science fiction movie – but will it be enough to get him the part (or, for that matter, save the country)?

The Shrine
written and directed by Michael Edan

Two years after a school shooting two mothers, once close friends, meet again with an unimaginable request from one of them that resurrects their mutual devastation and tests the other’s emotional survival from trauma.

Swedish Fish
written and directed by Richard Fulco, assistant director Tom Stratford

In a futuristic world where people must pay in order to speak, a tramp encounters an impoverished woman on a country road and hastily spends all of his money hoping to engage in meaningful conversation with her.


Tickets are $20; $15 for Seniors (over 65), Military, and Youth (21 and under)