Someday Lounge, Portland, Oregon
May 13th and 20th, 2012
Doors @ 6:30 – Curtain @ 7:00
For our fourth Ten Minute Play Festival we chose do do a West theme. The nights ended up being awesome art with a lot of 'yee-haw's'. As in the previous festival, the plays ranged in tonalities, styles and the interpretation of the West. Think cowboys, Indians, outlaws, the wild frontier, the Oregon Trail, western expansion, manifest destiny, western civilization, Cascadia, the western United States. There were plays about Lewis and Clark 'blazin' the Oregon Trial, a silent play to music and dance that told the story of cowboys vs. ninjas, two country girls coming to grips with the realities of life and change, a train voyage with a mad conductor killing quirky passengers each night, corporate board members worshiping a seven foot owl, workers at a Plaid Pantry looking across the street to see their neighbors having sex! Just to name a few. Like the Space Ten Minute Festival, people dressed up for the theme, and the festival became a real rodeo with plenty o' jingle janglin, cowboy hat wearin' audience members!