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The 2017 One Act Festival

Every year, The Barley Sheaf Players host a judged one-act festival that offers a collection of different small shows, each running between five and sixty minutes. Each show, director, and cast has a chance to win awards and recognition, and the judges will select one or more shows to represent The Barley Sheaf Players at the next level of competition, the PACT (Pennsylvania Association of Community Theaters) festival later in the year.

This year, we are proud to be presenting 3 shows. We will start at 10am and anticipate the festival concluding by 2pm.

Snow date is Friday, February 10


Writer: Gia Cecile Myers
Director: Deb Sulenski

An abridged retelling of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election through social media.

Brenda/Queenie Bee59: Katie Farnum
Allie/AlleyKat79: Laurie Burke
Rebekah/GraceofGod85: Deb Topka
Buck/BuckWild65: Matt Snyder
Colin/ImDaBomb97: Ryan Henzes
Juan/DreamerUSA88: Daniel Paugh

Approx. run time: 45 minutes
Warnings: Adult language

"The Good Stuff"

Writer: Andrea Grinwis
Director: Mike Shoeman

Serendipity or stupidity? A first-sight love or a misguided momentary act of courage? What happens when one dares to skip ahead to "the good stuff?"

Wendy: Laura Watson
Ed: Mike Shoeman

Approx. run time: 10 minutes


Writer: Elaine May
Director: Glen Eric Reed

Late one night, a counselor on his first night manning the phone of a suicide crisis hotline answers a call. On the other end, a neurotic woman with anxiety and insecurity by the truckload. No description is dark enough for the humor than ensues.

Cast (in order of appearance):
Ken: Bryan McVeigh
Dr. Russell: Keith Chamberlain
Marty: Kevin Robinson
Dorothy: Gina Reed
Delivery Man: Adam Shoffner

Approx. run time: 40 minutes
Warnings: Adult language

This show has closed.

February 2017
10:00 am*
* Member tickets not valid for marked (orange) shows.

Festival Details

Admission is $10, payable at the door, which entitles you to stay for as many or few of the performances as you wish. Reservations will not be taken for this event, and free member admission is not permitted.

Some of the shows may contain adult themes and language.

The first show starts at 10:00 AM (doors open at 9:30). The doors are locked during each show's performance, and reopened between shows to allow newly arriving patrons to enter. If you do not plan to arrive between 9:30 and 10:00 AM please dress warmly, as you may be hanging out on our front porch for a while.


Festival Chairperson
Marsha Amato-Greenspan

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