University Theater presents Ten-Minute Play Festival Feb. 13, 14

The directors of Alpha Psi Omega's Ten-Minute Play Festival are Ashley Whited, Eric Shonk, Claudia Gage and Zara Markman. Alpha Psi Omega is the honorary dramatic fraternity in the Department of Theater and Dance.

The directors of Alpha Psi Omega’s Ten-Minute Play Festival are Ashley Whited, Eric Shonk, Claudia Gage and Zara Markman. Alpha Psi Omega is the honorary dramatic fraternity in the Department of Theater and Dance.

Just in time for Valentines Day, Youngstown State University Theater’s student fraternity Alpha Psi Omega is presenting a Ten-Minute Play Festival 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in Spotlight Theater in Bliss Hall.

The Festival features four ten-minute plays exploring different facets of love and relationships. Also debuting will be original one-minute segments interspersed between the 10-minute plays written by current YSU Theater students.

“Your Kiss is on My List,” written by Christopher Lockheardt and directed by Claudia Gage of Poland, Ohio, tells the story of a woman with an obsession for first kisses and a stranger she meets at the bus stop. “Give and Take,” written by Bara Swain and directed by Zara Markman of Amherst, Wisc., follows two young teenagers facing the awkwardness that goes along with losing their virginity. “Beer Girl,” written by Walter Wykes and directed by Eric Shonk of Lancaster, Ohio, is the story of an inebriated man who builds his ideal women out of beer cans. “The Singing Telegram,” written by Laurie Allen and directed by Ashley Whited of Struthers, Ohio, shows what can happen when you combine love, forgiveness, and horrible singing.

One-minute transitional segments include “Coffee break” by Molly Lukehart; “Like Animals” by Connor Bezeredi; “He Should be in Bed” by Chris Hager; and “Housewarming” by Amber Palmer.

Those attending the Valentine’s Day evening performance will receive a free flower and chocolates.

Other students directing or performing are: Christopher Hager of Youngstown; Alexander Samuels of Worthington, Ohio; Molly Lukehart of Mineral Ridge, Ohio; Quincy Carrier of Broadview Heights, Ohio; Angelique Tanner of Waverly, Ohio; Stefon Funderburke of Farrell, Pa.; Connor Bezeredi of Salem, Ohio; Rachel Stanko of Transfer, Pa.; Rebecca Potkanowicz of Poland, Ohio; Beth Shiller of Youngstown; and Amber Palmer of Cortland, Ohio.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Due to the nature of some of the content, the performance is for adults and children ages 13 and above. Tickets are all general admission, and are only available in person or reserved via the University Theater Box Office at 330-941-3105.