Best of Shorts! 2013

In April this year, Franklin Players hosted their annual One-Act Play Festival, Shorts! 2013. If you missed the festival, you now have an opportunity to catch 3 award-winning one-act plays from the festival in a limited one-weekend run in Boksburg (St Michael & All Angels’ Anglican Church, 150 Commissioner Street)

Best of Shorts! 2013 (Franklin Players annual One-Act Play Festival)

Performance Dates:
Saturday, 26 October at 19h00 for 19h30
Sunday, 27 October at 13h00 for 13h30

The three plays being performed are:

Any Final Request
A downtrodden, middle-aged lawyer, who finally snapped after being pushed to breaking point, has been found guilty of murder in this moving monologue, written by Franklin’s own Hennie Greyvenstein, and he reflects on his life and the events leading up to his trial, conviction and sentencing while confronting the ghosts of his past. Spencer Rowley reprises his role as Maxwell Jones III, for which he won Best Solo Performance.

Caught in the Act
The winner of Best Play and Best Novice Director for Nj Hourquebie, Caught in the Act is a published two-hander by Bruce Kane and stars Spencer Rowley and Traci Scerri, who won Best Actor and Best Actress respectively for their performances as two characters in a work-in-progress play trying to figure out who they are, what they are and why they are, all the while fighting the creative outbursts of a playwright who isn’t entirely sure where the story is going.

The Ending
This dark comedy gives us a peek inside the mind of a struggling playwright battling with writer’s block at the worst possible time. His deadline has arrived, he still doesn’t have an ending for his script and his two script advisors are proving to be beyond incompetent. The pressure is on and failure to deliver could have disastrous consequences. Winner of Best Script and first runner-up of the Best Play award, playwright Hennie Greyvenstein heads up a talented cast, supported by Mervin Lowe, Elsjene Burger and Best Novice Male Merit Award winner, Chrysos Daneel, that explores the funny side of drama.

Tickets are only R60 for adults and R40 for pensioners / kids under 16 and selling fast. Contact Sharon on 083 267 5076. A cash bar and tuckshop will be available and hotdogs will also be on sale but you are welcome to bring your own, if you prefer.


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