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April 3, 2015    Bookmark and Share

18th MeACT One-Act Play Festival Set for Johnson Hall

The Maine Association of Community Theaters (MeACT) will hold its 18th One-Act Play Festival on April 11th at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. This annual festival is an opportunity for community theater enthusiasts to gather for a day of workshops, performances, and networking. Admission for individuals is $15 per adult and $12 for seniors or students, which includes the morning workshops, lunch, and all afternoon performances.

Two area theater professionals will lead this year’s workshops, which begin at 9 am. David Greenham, who is also providing commentary for the afternoon performances, will lead an acting workshop entitled Making Active Choices: The Little Things Do Matter. Dennis Price will once again be offering his ever-popular and highly participatory workshop on improvisation.

The afternoon will offer showcase performances beginning at 1 pm by four area community theaters.

Open Book Players of Gardiner will perform RETURN TO SPOON RIVER, selections from Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters.

Lamoine Community Arts will present A DEFENSELESS CREATURE by Neil Simon.

Trenton Flats Theater Company will feature the return of Brent Hutchins, who kept everyone in stitches last year, with two more solo pieces of original Maine Downeast humor.

ACAT (Aqua City Actors Theatre) of Waterville will present two short contrasting pieces.

Registration begins at 8 am the day of the festival at Johnson Hall. For more information, contact MeACT President Joe Klapatch at