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The 2015 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.

Seeing Feet

Written and directed by Andrea Grinwis

A hopeful man and a hopeless woman meet for a first date.

Cast: Andrea Grinwis and Wayne Grinwis
Run time: approx. 10 minutes
Genre: comedy/drama
Warnings: none


Written by Shel Silverstein
Directed by Jeff Cronin

Each click of Leonard's gun during his game of Russian roulette ruins Valerie's bath time more and more. But she has information that might ruin so much more.

Cast: Steve Schulz and Renee Schulz
Run time: 10-15 minutes
Genre: drama
Warnings: adult language

Postcards from a Dead Dog

Written by F.J. Hartland
Directed by Adam Shoffner

A tale of the difficulties in communication between a mother and son by Johnstown playwright and Pittsburgh New Works Festival 3-time Donna Award winner, F.J. Hartland. Their devoted, yet dysfunctional relationship unfolds in a series of postcards from the family dog who's gone "on vacation."

Cast: Scott Yannick and Marsha Amato-Greenspan
Run time: approximately 30 minutes
Warnings: adult language

Are you Listening?

Written and directed by Lindsay Franklin

Have you ever gotten so busy or so comfortable that a conversation feels more like dueling monologues? See what happens when two people stop to notice.

Cast: Stephanie Kupski, Jan Brofka-Berends, and Andrea Grinwis
Run time: about 7 minutes
Genre: comedy
Warnings: none

The Tarantino Variation

by Seth Kramer
Directed by Elizabeth Wheeler

Three mob-like characters from the movie Reservoir Dogs create and alternative ending.

Cast: Jeremy Wheeler, Pete Haas, and Troy Fisher
Run time About 10 minutes
Genre: comedy
Warnings: some violence

This show has closed.

February 2015
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 contain adult themes and language.

The first show starts at 10:00 AM, and the festival should conclude around noon. 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
Christine Robinson

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