ENJOY 4 NEW Plays in 1 Night!
New Voice Play Festival 2016
June 24, 25, & 26
The Old Opera House is proud to announce the finalists for the Old Opera House’s 2016 New Voice Play Festival. Each year the Old Opera House asks playwrights from across the country to send us their new one-act plays. These plays are then read, discussed, and read out loud by a panel of judges* and four finalists are selected. The four finalists will be presented on the Old Opera House stage on June 24, 25 & 26.
A FUN Twist: you get to be a theatre critic for the evening. We ask our patrons to vote for their favorite play of the festival. Following Sunday’s performance, the votes are tallied and the festival winners are announced.
by Vicki Koestler – Alexandria, VA
to be directed by Liz Ricketts
A young couple has just moved into an upper class neighborhood and worry that they will not be accepted. While Peter tries to convince his pregnant wife Beth that all is well, two teens from the local high school improvisation group arrive at the door and confusion abounds! Will the teen’s antics convince the couple that their move to Oakwood Lakes was a mistake?
by Carl Williams - Houston, TX
to be directed by Ed Conn
Lydia Daffer Dunn
When Dottie Montgomery's brother falls over the balcony and dies, theories as to how this tragic incident occurred begin to surface. Was it suicide? Murder? Join Dottie, her sister Susan, and newest beau Gerald, along with the police detective Evan in this film-noir-esque play that will leave you guessing whodunit?
First Do No Harm
by Bara Swain - New York, NY
to be directed by Tonja Hirst
Ethel is a stressed out, single mother, in the middle of a mental breakdown. Just as she reaches her breaking point, she meets Dr. Michael Rabiner, a mild mannered General Practitioner. Despite her attempts to make him the embodiment of all her fears and life challenges; he shows her what it means when a doctor not only takes "the oath", but lives it.
by Dennis Jones - Powhatan, VA
to be directed by Rene Farabaugh
It is Christmas Day, 1885, Edward Hastings is on a solitary walk when he happens upon the establishment of Madam Zarkov, Fortune Teller. Does Edward accept his fate or does he change his future with Madam Zarkov's help?
An Accident in the Park
by William Fowkes - New York, NY
by Roger Strauss - Moretown, VT
Being Up Front About It
by Carl Williams - Houston, TX
by Vicki Koestler - Alexandria, VA
by Charlie Perkins - Brunswick, MD
*A special thanks to the 2016 New Voice Play Festival judges; Christine Brewer, Ed Conn, Rene Farabaugh, Jen George, Amy Hebb, Lee Hebb, Katie Kennedy and John-Michael Rolnick.
Be sure to RESERVE the best seating by calling the Old Opera House BOX OFFICE at #304.725.4420 or
Adults $15.00 all performances
Students/Children $12.00 all performances
Friday & Saturday at 8pm & Sunday at 2:30pm
Guys and Dolls
TH, July 7th at 7pm
SAT, July 9th at 2pm
June 24, 25, & 26: Join us as a theatre critic of 4 new plays in 1 night!
Getting to the OOH
We are now offering 4 wks of summer dance classes. Sign up for 1 or more!
Congrats to the Winners of the OOH La La's Basket Raffle:
One Slight Hitch:
Rex's Exes: Lori Ouimet
Skin Deep: Jeff Plautz