Rover Hosts Evening of 10-Minute Comedies Next Month

Eleven short plays will be presented April 11-20.

By: Mar. 29, 2024
Rover Hosts Evening of 10-Minute Comedies Next Month
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For the sixth year (and the first since before COVID), Rover Dramawerks will present a festival of 10-minute comedies. Selected from over 250 plays submitted blind from playwrights all over the world, eleven short plays will be presented April 11-20. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the Cox Playhouse, 1517 H Avenue in historic downtown Plano.

The performance lineup with directors and casts includes the following:

I Just Sneezed With a Big Mouthful of Coffee and I Do Not Recommend It by Scott Mullen (Burbank, CA), directed by Nancy Roberts Pistilli
Ricky - Luke Wallace
Helen - Andie Pace
Nurse - Emily Cole

The Last Deck Chair in the Resort by Lindsey Brown (Auckland, New Zealand), directed by Nathan Beeman
Bailey - Jamie Korthase
Hayley - Laura Sosnowski
Announcer - Mike Gerecke

Stealing a Kiss by Laurie Allen (Odessa, TX), directed by Deborah Little Key
Harvey - Anthony Magee
Sue - Sue Goodner

Charlie by Beth Polsky (Santa Monica, CA), directed by Charlotte Taylor
David - Brian Sullivan
Violet - Jamie Korthase
Charlie - Dylan Elliott
Marcy - Andie Pace

Couples Therapy by Matt Crowley (Los Angeles, CA), directed by Stan Kelly
Henry - Sinan Beskok
Janet - Sara Parisa

Trivial by David MacGregor (Howell, MI), directed by Jon-Paul McGowan
Lori - Heather Roberts
Alan - Dylan Elliot
Terry - Sean Lewis

Thr33 by Chuck Brestman (Hollis, NH), directed by Russell Sims
Insomniac - Zeke Fable
Earworm - Rashae Boyd
Workaholic - Jennifer Patton
Superego - Brad Echols
Loveline - Andie Pace
Creator - Sean Lewis
Worrier - Vivian Reed

Ten Minutes 'til Christmas by Brian Vinero (Saint Paul, MN), directed by Jorge Martin Lara
Her - Melissa Hatch
Him - Michael Hatch

Sirens by Carol Mullen (Pittsburgh, PA), directed by Matthew Stepan
Smith - Sara Parisa
Wesson - Jennifer Patton
Captain - Emily Cole
Doc/Specs/Perp - Jamie Korthase

Coming to Town by Keith Whalen (Peekskill, NY), directed by Nolan Spinks
Kenny - Sean Lewis
Walter - Brad Echols
Arlene - Vivian Reed

Designed 2B Deleted by Richard Castle (North Hollywood, CA), directed by Dahlia Parks
Female Actor - Rashae Boyd
Male Actor - Luke Wallace
Alex - Jamie Korthase
Lee - Laura Sosnowski


All eleven plays are considered the winners of Rover's play contest and, in addition to their plays receiving a full production in the festival, playwrights receive $100 prize money. One play will also be voted “Best of the Fest” during the run by the audience, and the playwright will receive an additional $100 prize.

Thursday, April 11 is Preview Night, with all seats $10.00 in advance online or “pay-what-you-can” at the door. Regular ticket prices for 10-Minute Comedies are $24.00 Friday and Saturday nights and $18.00 on Thursday nights and Saturday matinees, with discounts for teachers, students, and seniors. students/seniors and may be ordered online at

For more information about Rover Dramawerks, please visit them online or call 972-849-0358. Submissions for next year's 10-minute comedy contest will begin in September of 2024. There is never a fee to submit a play to Rover Dramawerks.


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