Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Humble Play Festival Returns Oct. 17th - 19th!

Hear Ye! Hear ye!

Humble Play Revisited: New Play Festival of Appalachian Ohio
 Featuring Some Favorites From Previous Years

The Humble Play: New Play Festival of Appalachian Ohio returns for its eighth year and is being held from Thursday, October 17 through Saturday, October 19, 2013.

All performances start at 7:00 pm and are held at ARTS/West, at 132 W. State St. in Athens, Ohio
The mission of the Humble Play is to promote the art of playwriting while introducing the process of new play development to an audience. This is achieved by inviting playwrights to submit their plays to a committee of judges. These judges choose plays to be produced as staged readings for the general public as a once a year, three day festival. A moderated talk-back is traditionally held following each reading, where audience members can discuss how well the storyline came together for them.

Oct. 17, 2013 7:00 pm – Staged reading of Romeo and Juliet: There Hasn’t Been a Rap Song Yet by Rheal Radwany of Athens, Ohio

Oct. 18, 2013 7:00 pm – Staged reading of Her Summer Fling by Merri Biechler of Athens, Ohio

Oct. 19, 2013 7:00 pm – Staged reading of Dignity by Celeste Parsons of Nelsonville, Ohio

Each selected play will be presented as a staged reading. All of the plays in this year’s festival have been past festival choices. A committee re-read the plays that were presented in past years and chose these three. We are proud to announce that all three playwrights are from Athens County this year.

A reading is defined as actors presenting words of a script, using scripts-in-hand. Each reading will be kept extremely simple so that the playwright's words can be the focus of the event.

All events are free and open to the public and begin at 7:00 pm. Donations to the festival are encouraged.

Many thanks to the Ohio Arts Council and the Humble Play planning committee for making the festival possible.