Old Opera House Hosts 14th Annual New Voice Play Festival This Weekend
The 14th Annual New Voice Play Festival runs this weekend, June 20, 21 at 8:00pm and June 22 at 2:30pm at the Old Opera House.
See all four plays each evening! Call the Old Opera House Box-Office today at (304) 725-4420. Tickes: $15 Adults & $10 Students. Not recommended for young children.
Visit us on the web at: www.oldoperahouse.org.
Mama's Almost Birthday
by Lily Rusek - New York, NY
Directed by Ed Conn
Comedy: This hilarious comedy features longsuffering Isabelle who is throwing her mother Vera a surprise birthday party. The party is a week early because Isabelle's sister Rochelle can't seem to fit her mother's real birthday into her schedule. Mama's Almost Birthday is packed full of laughs, cake, a hidden boyfriend, and a surprising twist that will have us all glad we are not part of this dysfunctional family.
Lauren R. Hugg as Vera Barber
Sarah Celec as Isabelle Barber
Charlie Perkins as Lenny Weintraub
Rene Farabaugh as Rochelle Fiore
by Jay Huling - Jacksonville, FL
Directed by Karen Paone
Comedy: Harvey and Carol are falling apart mentally, physically, and even spiritually when Vikki, Carol's sister, discovers an unorthodox cure-all in an unlikely place. Now all they have to do is believe in the power of a "fundament faith healer," but will Harvey see the light? Do they have what it takes to get to the bottom of... the Plumber's Butt?
Lee Hebb as Harvey
Amy Hebb as Carol
Katie Kennedy as Vicki
Will Heyser as Tim
by Tess Light Los - Alamos, NM
Directed by Christine Brewer
Comedy: What would you do with your life if you had only 24 hours to live it? Would you try to experience as much as you possibly could, pack it full of wonderful experiences? Or would you revel in the small beautiful moments of the everyday, and experience them as fully as possible? This is the question posed in Shimmer. We see these two options brought to life in the two lives of the short-lived Mayfly. Told with humor and thoughtfulness, Shimmer might make you re-think what is important in your life.
Catherine Ellzey as Lady Mayfly
Zach Little as Gentleman Mayfly
Charlie Perkins as a variety of Mayflies
by Seth Freeman - Pacific Palisades, CA
Directed by James Wright
When Ethel's daughter Ginny returns home after a bitter break-up, Ethel and Ginny find themselves in the middle of a dilemma with the law. With an affair gone wrong, a call to the police, and a visit from an old friend, the duo realize their love and appreciation for one another, and see the truth in the phrase "Like mother, like daughter."
Linda Romero as Ethel Hurd
Gabrielle Tokach as Ginny Hurd
Alan Harner as Sheriff Sgt. Bernie Barry
Zak Miller as Gene Hurd
Gwen Leonard as Joanie Meekin
John-Michael Rolnick as Rand Burstyn
Shari Shrewsberry Martin as Myrna Burstyn
By Carl L. Williams - Houston, TX
Here's Looking at You
by J. C. Svec - Clark, NJ
No Small Parts
By Charlie Perkins - Brunswick, MD
Most Valuable Play Girl
by Jack Gilhooley - Bradenton, FL
It's Your Funeral
by Barry Weinberg - Bethesda, MD