Shortcuts 7 (rated PG-13)
Friday to Sunday; May 5-7, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday
Willow Theatre, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486. $25 per person; group rate available
Call 561347-3948 or visit http:// www.willowtheatre. org/. the creative process begins.
“My favorite thing about 10-minute plays is that the audience find themselves laughing one minute and terrified the next,” Reeves said. “It’s a rollercoaster of reactions.”
As the actors dig into their characters, they explore how best to bring the playwrights’ visions to life. The actors take pride in hitting everything just right, he said.
Many times, after performances are done, the audience likes some of the plays so much they ask the cast if they will be made into fulllength plays. Almost always, the answer is no. The play is complete and there is no reason to make it longer. Kessler’s advice? “Sit back, relax, and enjoy. While perhaps one play may not be for you, the rest of them will take you on a ride to places you have not been to before.”
The plays: “Spare Change” by Brian Reeves. A bag lady meets a man in a suit. Will he help her survive?; “Life Saving 101” by Joe Feinstein. Is it possible home cooking will keep William from committing sui- cide?; “Character Assassination” by Robert O’Connell. Graham Colfax is the famous author of 18 detective stories. Lawrence Toomey is a detective. Who’ll survive this meeting?; “Gwen Has A Date” by Marj O’Neill-Butler. A widow met a man in the supermarket. He could be the one. Will her concerned girlfriends ruin the whole thing?; “Ben’s Key” by Ken Kurtz. A Philadelphia bartender gets a visitor from the past during a thunderstorm; “Once Upon A Box Of Junk” by Tom Andrew. A man finds a Genie, and learns how to make the right wishes; “Meet Me At The Cabana” by Mary Goulart. A philandering congressman’s wife, ex-wife and girlfriend meet at a bar. “Pickup” by Marj O’Neill-Butler. A man tries to pick up a girl he thinks he knows, but doesn’t really.
The a c t o r s a re Bre n d a Aulbach, Jill Brown, Brian Dever, David Ehrlich, Margery Ehrlich, Donna Lee Franklin, Fran Friedman, Victoria Goulet, Sara Lee, Patrick Sheehan, Tom Turner.
The directors are Irene Kessler and Jim Tyminski.