Theatre Unbound's 24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown
Muriel Bonertz, Renee Werbowski, Anna Carol, Carin Leonard-Gorrill
Photo by Scott Pakudaitis
This Saturday, Theatre Unbound brings back its popular 24-hour play project at Hamline University. The event has been revamped this year with a new name, 24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown, and new elements that heighten the competition and fun.
Joey Metzger, Delta Rae Giordano
Photo by Ben Haefner
"They have all night, or until they are done writing," Poirier says.
Once the playwrights are finished with their new opuses, Poirier reads the scripts and casts them, emailing the pieces to the six directors and approximately 24 actors. The next day teams meet for three hours, either in the morning or afternoon. "The afternoon groups have an advantage in that they get to memorize their lines before they're in the rehearsal space," she says, "but the morning groups get to block the scenes first." The morning groups also can get together on their own to cram lines before the evening performance.
Katie Starks, Brigid Kelley
Photo by Joy Lengyel
IF YOU GO:
One-night-only on January 14 at 8 p.m.
Hamline University, Anne Simley Theatre
1536 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul
Call 612.721.1186 for reservations, or visit Theatre Unbound's website
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