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Now TWO Weekends!
10 short plays at every performance

JUNE 6-16, 2013

A ten-minute play is a streak of theatrical lightning. It doesn’t last long, but its power can stand your hair on end.
— Eric Lane, author of Take Ten

Each year, Lakeshore holds a highly regarded ten-minute play writing contest. Both novice and published playwrights from around the world submit new works to our contest. Out of hundreds submitted, we pick only the ten best for performance. See what all the fun is about at our 9th Annual Festival as directors and actors from across the Twin Cities debut new works on the Lakeshore stage.

(Content varies. Some plays may not be suitable for younger audiences.)

Tickets: $16 Regular, $14 Senior/Student


10-Minute Play Contest Finalists

"Battle Tactics"
by Andy Haynes (Winter Garden, FL)
Directed by Brian Sherman
Comedy: It's been a long adventure and Sandane just has to lead his team one more time. Easy... Right?

"Cabin Pressure"
by William Sikorski (Birchwood Village, MN)
Directed by Kevin T. Houle
Comedy: Should cell-phone usage on airplanes be banned even while parked at the gate?

"Collection Gal"
by Scott Tobin (Columbus, OH)
Directed by Troy Stolp
Comedy: The first call after a first date can be very uncomfortable sometimes.

"Couples Therapy"
by Matt Crowley (Brooklyn, NY)
Directed by Joe Hendren

Comedy: Hapless Harry attempts to lure his wife, Janet, into the woods to kill her without arousing her suspicion.
"High Maintenance"
by Leslie L. Jones (Stillwater, MN)
Directed by Jamil Jude
Comedy: A crowded elevator breaks down, but more than the elevator gets fixed.
"Invisible Man"
by Mark Cornell (Chapel Hill, NC)
Directed by Doug Dally
Comedy: On a blind date, a young man confesses he has the power to make himself invisible.
Tim Bohn (Jonesboro, AR)
Directed by Jan Arford
Drama: A man uses socks to help a young woman find a better path through life.

"Suicide Apparition"
by Frank DiSalvo Jr. (Upper Marlboro, MD)
Directed by Stephen O'Toole

Drama: As a man is about to take his own life, the Apparition of Suicide visits him to witness his final act.

"The Mark of Zorro The Illiterate"
by Clyde James Aragon (Albuquerque, NM)
Directed by D.W. Surine
Comedy: When an illiterate, but headstrong, defender of the people suddenly appears before the authorities, total miscommunication breaks out in old California.

"You Haven't Changed A Bit"
Donna Hoke (East Amherst, NY)
Directed by Ginny Leutgeb
Drama: Len hopes that Lottie will show up at their 70th high school reunion.


LegacyLogoThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.








June 6, Thurs (7:30 pm)
>Post-show reception

June 7, Fri (7:30 pm)

June 8, Sat (7:30 pm)

June 9, Sun (2:00 pm)
>Post-show artist discussion

June 13, Thurs (7:30 pm)
--Please allow extra time for parking, due to the downtown MarketFest event

June 14, Fri (7:30 pm)
--Please allow extra time for parking, due to the downtown Manitou Days Parade

June 15, Sat (7:30 pm)

June 16, Sun (2:00 pm)

June 16, Sun (7:30 pm)
>General admission, pay-what-you-can tickets available at the door



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