Northville Resident Kristin Heitmeier is featured in the "One Acts Festival" Jan. 18-20. Support Kristin, as she is featured in 2 of the one act plays. See her in "Slick Dame" and "Saving JFK". This festival is a playwrighting competition and celebrates theater and the arts in SE Michigan.
The attached photo is David Zolotarchuk of Canton and Kristin Heitmeier of Northville in SLICK DAME!
Canton One Acts Festival Showcases Local Playwrights -FAN FAVORITES RECEIVE CASH AWARDS
The Stage is set for comedy, drama and mystery. From Film Noir to Garage Sales to trepidatious tales of love, letting go and moving on... the 2013 Canton One Acts Festival showcasing winners of a national playwrighting contest will celebrate art and community at the beautiful, state-of-the-art Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton, MI. Join the festival for only $12 a seat January 18-20. Friday and Saturday, 8PM and Sunday, 2PM. Descriptions of each play follow the press release.
**Due to strong language this festival is rated-R. Grown-ups only, please!
Eight original works will be presented. Authors from Michigan as well as Florida, Texas and Hawaii entered the play-writing contest and won a slot in the festival. Local actors and directors will take the stage to bring these original works to life. Audience members will vote to determine which playwright will take home 1st, 2nd or 3rd place cash awards.
Each work is approx. 10-20 minutes in length. Including intermission the festival is about 2 hours in length. Tickets are only $12 each - reserve your tickets now!
TLC Productions is made up of Canton’s very own Tim Chanko, Linda Pohl and Christopher Tremblay. They said this about the event that will showcase great local talent:
“This festival brings new plays to southeastern Michigan and the Village Theater at Cherry Hill stage. As playwrights, we looked for other venues to submit our one-act musicals, but there weren't any nearby groups organizing any competitions or festivals. Since we have been afforded the opportunity to present our new works at The Village Theater, we wanted to provide a process, venue, and event to showcase other emerging playwrights of plays and musicals as well as to aspiring directors. Thanks to the Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, this festival is now a theatrical tradition in Canton.”
The 8 original works include:
"Security Blanket" by Nicole L.V. Mullis of Battle Creek Michigan. Lana Collins of Garden City plays Ann; Betty Berryman of Canton plays Betty; Leanne Young of South Lyon plays Cate. Directed by Linda Pohl of Canton.
"Who Goes to Russia?"written and directed by Maureen Paraventi of Redford Township. Leanne Young of South Lyon plays Liz; Patrick Wears of Canton plays Mark; Natalie Barosso of Ann Arbor plays Marie and Tim Chanko of Canton plays Steve.
"Priced to Sell" by TLC Productions features Carol Lipinski of Garden City as Megan and Megan Paruta of Canton as Beth. Directed by Christopher Tremblay of Canton.
"Saving JFK" by Brion Scheidel of Canton features Patrick Wears of Canton as Dean and Kristin Heitmeier of Northville as Julie. Directed by Linda Trygg of Westland.
"Slick Dame" by Kay Poiro of Kailua, Hawaii features Kristine Heitmeier of Northville as Ivy Bloodstone; David Zolotarchuk of Canton as Jagger Fleming; and Nicole Jennings of Dearborn Heights as Madison. Directed by Karen Pritchard of Dearborn.
"The Replacement" written and directed by Jacob Zinke of Canton features Joe Arcel of Plymouth as Henry and Mark Drum of Farmington Hills as Tim.
"Carmen Garmin" by Marcia Rudin of Sanibel, FL features Lisa Brawley of Livonia as Carmen and Mark Batell of Dexter as Robert. Directed by Linda Pohl of Canton.
"I Can Feel It Coming On" by Carl Williams of Houston, TX features Natalie Barroso of Ann Arbor as Hortense; Lisa Brawley of Livonia as Millie and Mark Batell of Dexter as Vernon. Directed by David Zolotarchuk of Canton.
The One Acts Festival is organized by TLC Productions, sponsored by the Partnership for the Arts and the Humanities, and offered in partnership with The Village Theater at Cherry Hill.
DATES & TIMES:
Friday, Jan. 18 at 8:00pm
Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8:00pm
Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2:00pm
LOCATION: The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton, MI, 48187. The Village Theater has free parking is handicap accessible.
TICKETS: By phone at the Village Theater Box Office at 734-394-5300 or 734-394-5460 or online at www.canton-mi.org/villagetheater or cantononeacts.com, click on tickets. You can also purchase tickets in person at The Summit on the Park or at the door! Box office opens 1 hour prior to show-time. Tickets are $12.00.
As Robert Bernstein drives to pick up his son, the GPS he has named Carmen Garmin giving him directions suddenly starts to talk to him, Carmen gives Robert advice about his life that transforms him.
I CAN FEEL IT COMING ON
The exasperated wife of a hypochondriac engages a psychologist to treat her husband and make him feel positive about life. The psychologist turns out to be far more attractive and engaging than the wife anticipated.
PRICED TO SELL
This is about one mother's thorough preparation for an annual garage sale, with her reluctant daughter held hostage in helping.
A time-traveler is on a one-way mission to the past to stop Kennedy's assassination. But he finds the past is difficult to change.
A grown woman holds her grandmother hostage for the security blanket her mother threw away thirty years ago.
A husband and wife's Valentine's role play is interrupted by their demanding children.
A home healthcare worker arrives at the house of the elderly gentleman he's taking care of. The two of them hear news of a murder nearby, they piece together clues from the news and from a police scanner to try to guess the killer's pattern.
WHO GOES TO RUSSIA?
Two couples find their longtime friendship tested by near-infidelity -- and the unresolved issues that it drags into the light.