The Fine Arts Association Celebrates With Original Work

The Fine Arts Association is pleased to announce the 20th Annual One Act Festival coming April 8-23 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Ann Hedger brings back original and never-before-produced one acts for the 20th anniversary celebration. Filled with a unique balance of funny, dramatic and brilliant work, the One Act Festival has entertainment for every mood all in one night. This year’s One Act Festival features:

  • “Me and My Shadow” by Ron Burch (Los Angeles, California): Ron’s shadow is bored by Ron and wants to find a new person to shadow.
  • “Confidence Scan” by John Busser (Parma, Ohio): Getting the job in the future might require being scanned for more than drug use.
  • “Saving Cats” by Nicole Castillo (Edmond, Oklahoma): Two married superheroes come to grips with who is the better superhero.
  • “The Temp” by Steve Emily (Colorado Springs, Colorado): Celebrating a co-worker’s birthday at the office is stalled by news of what happened to the temp.
  • “Garbage In” by Philip W. Hall (Longboat Key, Florida): Heads or tails? Two guys discuss the absurdity of life after marriage.
  • “The First Yes” by Jacob Juntunen (Carbondale, Illinois): A woman shares loving memories of her too short journey with her husband.
  • “Maryanne” by David Lewison (Los Angeles, California): In the future, loneliness and love may come together with unexpected results.
  • “Chopping Celery” by Connie Schindewolf (Bradenton, Florida): Three generations of women write to each other regarding the upcoming holidays and the importance of tradition.
  • “Kids These Days” by Matthew Tawney (Lowell, Michigan): A family has lunch together to figure out how to deal with their son’s….condition.
  • “Roadkill” by J. Weintraub (Chicago, Illinois): Two truckers trying to make a deadline hit an animal…or something.
  • “Liable to Act” by Terry Riley (Santa Fe, New Mexico): Performance Liability. What is it and why can’t we just finish performing the darn play.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary, on opening weekend (April 8 & 9), patrons can purchase two tickets for $20. In addition, on Friday, April 8 (Opening Night), guests can enjoy a complimentary cake and champagne cocktail reception in the Fine Arts Main Gallery following the performance.

Also a “Pay-What-You-Can College Night” is planned for Saturday, April 16. Just because college students are on a tight budget doesn’t mean they should miss out on seeing great theatre. College students must show their valid student ID, and may purchase a ticket for whatever his or her budget allows.

Fine Arts also has a Facebook contest planned where a winner, selected at random, can win a package of ten tickets to the April 23 performance and a $50 gift certificate to a Downtown Willoughby restaurant. Go to The Fine Arts Association Facebook page beginning April 1, like the page, search for the contest post, then reply to the questions and share the post with your friends to be eligible to win.

Individual tickets for the One Act Festival are $20 per person, reserved seating and can be purchased by calling 440-951-7500 or online here.

Special ticket offers must be purchased in person at the Fine Arts customer service center or by phone. Reservations for the festival are not required, but recommended.

Additional upcoming productions include the return of the “Chili Con Comedy Improv Troupe” on April 30 and “Little Shop of Horrors” on weekends June 10-26.

The Fine Arts Association is located at 38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, OH 44094. Safe, secure on-site parking is free. The Main Gallery and Corning Auditorium are <> barrier free.

The 2015-2016 Theatre Season is funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council and a grant from The Lake County Visitors Bureau Arts and Culture Fund to further participation in, and awareness of, arts and culture in Lake County.

Gabe Arnold
Author: Gabe Arnold