SHORTS!!! Franklin and Friends One Act Play Festival


SHORTS!! one act play festival 2012

SHORTS – the Franklin and Friends one act play festival was a huge success this year. Although the group from Limpop had to pull out at the last minute due to their actor being in a car accident, the festival was a great success overall. Thanks to our two great judges – Clara Taub and Thorston Wedekind without whom a competetive festival of this nature is simply not possible. We were joined by two external societies – Roodepoort Little Theatre (RLT) and director Julius Radebe from Duduza, near Nigel. Thanks for travelling all that way and we hope to see you again next year!

Congrats to the following winners:

Best Play: My Middle name is Angry

Runner up to best play – Naked!

Best Director – Ashley Nader for “My Middle Name is Angry”

Best Set – Naked!

Best Actor – James Chisholm

Best Actress – Shikara Clay

Best Supporting Actor – Wolfgang Schroeder

Best Supporting Actress – Claire Demmer and Mia Pienaar

Best Cameo – Kenyan MacMurray

Best Original Script – Ashley Nader for “My Middle name is Angry”

Best Newcomer – Dane Slattery

Best Novice – Esther Machitekla

Best Solo Performance – Hennie Geryvenstein for “Guy meets Girl”

Best Lighting – The Mysterious Death of Christine Wilde

Best Music – Growing Up

Best Poster – Anna, alone

Best Ensemble – The tale of Duduza

Honourary Mention – Mervin Lowe

Merits for acting – Traci Scerri, Taryn Brehm, Ilonka Badenhorst, Thulani Mthethwa, Graham Shirley, Caitlin Coxon, Marguelette Louw


VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE – with guy meets girl comedy, a heart in your mouth thriller followed by a drama

Fiona Nay in "You do love me, don't you?"


LIGHT AND DEEP – Two hilarious comedies dealing with the issues that confront us everyday!

SUNDAY 18TH – Drama and a murder. A murder mystery that keeps you wondering, a comedy drama about being stuck between life and death and a local drama

FRIDAY 23RD – DRAMA NIGHT!!! For those who like their entertainment deep and thought provoking.

Ilonka Badenhorst, Traci Scerri and Mia Pienaar in Anna, alone

SATURDAY 24TH – COMEDY COMEDY COMEDY!!!! If you just want to laugh and laugh, these three comedies will do just that.

Mervin Lowe and Wendy Brehm in "The Golf Lesson"