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One Act Festival - The Actors' Gang

One Act Festival

  • 2018

Krapp's Last Tape

Krapp is sitting alone in his room late at night. It’s his 69th birthday and he is preparing to record his memories of the past year, an old birthday habit of his, to ‘separate the past year’s ‘grain from the husks’. He listens to a tape of his 39-year-old self and hears the voice of a confident, optimistic man in the prime of his life. He hardly recognizes himself and laughs ironically at his past ambitions and dreams. Krapp remembers a woman, who could have been the last great love of his life.

Written by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Cynthia Ettinger

Our Cast:

  • Steven M. Porter – Krapp

No Exit

Three sinners expecting hell, fire and damnation find themselves in a room together. Forever. Left to contemplate their sins, they eventually realize that hell is “other people”. Originally performed in Nazi-occupied Paris, in 1944, Jean-Paul Sartre wrote this Nobel Prize-winning play as a one-act to ensure that theater patrons made it home before curfew.

Written by Jean-Paul Sartre
Directed by Brian Finney

Our Cast:

  • Pierre Adeli – Cradeau
  • Hannah Chodos – Inez
  • Cihan Sahin – Valet
  • Paulette Zubata – Estelle

The Clean Slate

A woman wakes up to a solitary existence offering the promise of freedom. Will she embrace this minimalistic bliss? Or spin ever deeper into a hell of her own personal disasters?

Written by Bob Turton
Directed by Zoë Hall

Our Cast:

  • Mary Eileen O'Donnell – Person
  • Tom Szymanski – Friend


What does it mean to be a man? Tradition is the journey of James Edward Bane III as he seeks to answer this question. From enlisting in the Marines, to his time during the war in Iraq and his re-entry to civilian life, we follow James as he encounters his doubts, fears and family secrets. Will he follow in the footsteps of his father, his grandfather, or his friends? Can he become his own man, more than just the tradition that has propelled him?

Written by James Bane
Directed by Tess Vidal

Our Cast:

  • Quonta Beasley – Brad
  • Kaili Hollister – Daddio
  • Guebri VanOver – James
  • Andrea Monte Warren – Granddad

A Perfect World

A couple retreats to a fictional world occupied by games of their own imagination. We see them at various ages and stages of their journey, and as the fantasy world becomes a routine, the two struggle to break free and accept the perfect world of their life.

Written by Lynde Houck
Directed by Danielle Powell

Our Cast:

  • Lee Margaret Hanson – Lisa
  • Jeremie Loncka – Jim