MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Arts Center has announced the selections to “The MAC One-Acts,” a two-night, outdoor play-reading festival to be held June 4-5 at 7 p.m.
The lineup includes seven finalists from New Jersey, age 13 and up, showcasing their original works in front of a live audience in the MAC’s patio canopy space, according to a press release.
June 4 will feature playwrights in the 13-25 age bracket: “The Drifters Gallery” by J.Q. Hennessy, “A Play By Us” by Faith Montagnino and “Our Day Will Come” by Felicia Russell.
June 5 will feature playwrights in the 25-and-up age bracket: “Complaint” by Vincent Apollo, “Two Leopards Climbing a Fire Escape” by Alexis Kozak, “Big in Texas” by Mike Sockol and “The Mundane Can Be A Comfort” by Susan Speidel.
“We are thrilled to celebrate these talented playwrights at the MAC,” said Theater Education Director and lead organizer of the festival Kathy Connolly. “Please join us for this engaging and entertaining evening.”
After an inaugural virtual event in 2020, the 2021 edition of the festival will be produced in a safe, intimate setting with selected one-acts read theatrically by local actors. Some of the pieces contain adult content and language, so parental discretion is advised, according to the press release.
The festival is free and open to the public, but online registration is required to attend and
donations are appreciated. Seating will be socially distanced and small group bubbles of up to six people are permitted.
To register, visit www.middletownarts.org/mac-one-acts or call 732-706-4100.
The Middletown Arts Center is at 36 Church St., Middletown (next to the train station). Free parking is available onsite, with additional free parking available in the train station metered parking lot on weekday evenings after 6 p.m. and on weekends.