Tag: 10 by 10
10 by 10 in the Triangle is The ArtsCenter’s 14th annual festival of short plays, and once again the humor is abundant and the drama punches with the power of a Muhammad Ali left jab. This time, they made it 10 by 10 by 10 by 10 by 10 — plays, directors, minutes, actors, and… Read More ›
The ArtsCenter’s 14th annual 10 by 10 in the Triangle short-play festival is a much-loved Carrboro event that showcases 10 plays of about 10 minutes each from writers from around the country. Thus, it’s the 10×10! The festival features local actors, directors, and set designers from across the Triangle, giving local talent a chance to… Read More ›
This summer marks the 11th Anniversary of 10 By 10 in the Triangle, an international play festival of 10-minute plays and a Triangle Tradition. Finally true to our claim of international status, this year’s festival includes our very first international selection! Over 500 scripts were submitted for this year’s festival from all over the United States and the world with the ten very best original plays selected for this production.
The best play is “Ghost Lite,” written by Justin Warner of Jackson Heights, NY, and staged by Pittsboro actor and director Chris Chiron. In this wonderfully witty retelling of William Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy Hamlet, J. Alphonse Nicholson is an absolute delight as the dithering Dane and Geraud Staton is terrific as the garrulous Ghost of Hamlet’s Father, who is frustrated by his son’s increasingly feeble excuses for not immediately avenging his murder by his brother Claudius.
The ArtsCenter will present “The 10 by 10 Festival in the Triangle,” which playwright Mike Folie has called “Hands-down, the best short-play festival in the country,” on July 8-10 and 14-17; and “The Best of 10 by 10” will run July 22-24 and 29-31.