GLENS FALLS — The Charles R. Wood Theater and Art in the Public Eye stages the 24 Hour Play Fest at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.
Play Fest brings volunteer writers, actors, and directors together for a 24-hour race to put on a show. On Friday, April 22, all these volunteers will arrive at the Wood Theater with no idea what will happen the next day.
After being randomly formed into teams with one writer, one director, and 3-4 actors, a theme for the Fest will be announced, and teams will meet and brainstorm for 1 hour before writers go home to write their brand new 10-minute plays to match the theme.
Writers must email scripts by 5 a.m. on Saturday. Teams assemble at the theater at 7 a.m. Saturday, receive their scripts, and have until the curtain opens at 8 p.m. to rehearse, memorize and stage a brand new 10-minute play. Audience members then vote for their favorites in several categories, and winners are awarded.
All proceeds from the event will benefit both presenting organizations – the Charles R. Wood Theater, and Art in the Public Eye. Art in the Public Eye’s mission is to support the intersection of the arts & entertainment and educational pillars of our community.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at woodtheater.org/playfest, by calling the Wood Theater Box Office at 518-480-4878 or visiting 207 Glen St., Glens Falls.