Friday, April 16, 2010 at 8 a.m.
Short attention span? Hey, no problem, it happens to the best of . . . hey, come back
here! I didn't mean that
short! Anyhow, Bedlam Theatre
's Twenty Ten Fest of ten-minute plays is opening tonight, and the three set lists have been all sorted out.
These short plays are some of the funniest, strangest, and boundary-bothering stuff in local theater every year. It also doesn't hurt that Bedlam has a full beer and wine bar
, because theater has very frequently been known to improve with libation.
includes a "Bulgarian circus tale" by local talent Aditi Kapil
, as well as toy theater, performance art, and "an introspective sci-fi comedy."
offers up goodies including plays about torture by Dominic Orlando
, a hip hop monologue, an "intergalactic fairy tale," an ensemble piece about being transgendered, and a Faust opera.
Set C includes an "athletic comedy," a show about homelessness, improv, poetic drama, and lip synch drag.
Tickets for each performance set are $15 (which also makes this one of the great theater values of the season). The slate of ten-minute plays is a concept that's spreading (including to the Humana Festival), but here Bedlam reigns. For tickets call 612.341.1038 or click here
Weekend Performance Schedule:
7:00 p.m. Set A
9:00 p.m. Set B
5:00 p.m. Set B
7:00 p.m. Set C
9:00 p.m. Set A
3:00 p.m. Set A
5:00 p.m. Set C
7:00 p.m. Set B
Performances continue through April 25.