2021 One Act Festival

A Special CWP Mainstage Production

Adult Weekend

Friday, July 23, 2021 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 24, 2021 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 25, 2021 2 p.m.

Teen Weekend

Friday, July 30, 2021 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 31, 2021 8 p.m.

Sunday, August 1, 2021 2 p.m.

For the first time ever, our hugely popular One Act Weekend expands to a two-weekend festival!

Weekend #1 will feature 8 original short plays written and directed by adults.

Weekend #2 will feature 8 original short plays written and directed by teens.

Audiences will experience an eclectic mix of short plays never-before produced in Florida, featuring comedy, drama, and everything in between!

In addition to thrilling sell-out crowds, this exciting event provides playwrights with an opportunity to see their work produced and provides emerging directors with experience under the guidance of seasoned mentors.

Featured Plays:

Adult Weekend:

Annnd Scene (Of the Crime) by John Busser

A loose cannon cop and his partner flip the script on their chief suspect when they turn his improv comedy training against him! Can a simple call bell be the broom that sweeps away a tangled web of jealousy and deceit surrounding the death of his teammate? Find out in this nonstop laugh-a-minute romp!

Maude by Andra Laine Hunter

Two single swinging silver foxes are looking for love. Instead, they find each other, in the world of speed dating.

Practically Perfect by Gretchen Suárez-Peña

Nannies come and go in children's lives. They are trained to support the families they are assigned to. However, it is important to stop and take a moment to do something for yourself if you are not happy. No one is always practically perfect.

Prometheus Shrugs by John Bravoso

In this witty Greek Mythology “Where Are They Now,” see how the story really went down. The eagle charged with eating Prometheus’ liver for eternity is growing weary of the routine. But when Heracles shows up ready to free the titan, the two unlikely friends are forced to decide whether to take a risk or stick with the devil they know.

A Conference on the Mound by Timothy Lehnert

In a close game of major league baseball, an impromptu therapy session breaks out. The players and an unruly fan discuss what has an impact on their game and their lives.

A Little Ditty About Jacques and Diane by John Sallustio

It’s opening night, and moments before curtain call, the female lead decides she’s not going on. The stage manager has to break the news, but the director just doesn’t want to listen. Will the show go on?

Exit Interview by Bridget Grace Sheaff

Endings are often full of questions. One woman is all business as she tries to get those answers.

The Last Deck Chair In The Resort by Lindsey Brown

How far would you go to grab the last deck chair in the resort? Two women on the edge are about to find out.

Teen Weekend:

Murder at Morgan Manor by Marisa Lane

Someone is dead, and it’s up to a private detective to find out who in the victim’s quirky family is a murderer. But, what if none of them did it?

Nuclear by Elizabeth Shannon

Three sisters await an ominous deadline, discovering much in the little time left.

The King of 22nd Street by Nathan Pham

A man who works in a grocery store believes he is the king of his disheveled home. But he is about to meet the queen.

Nerd Out by Henry Levy

Middle-schooler Jeffrey is navigating life in this cringe-worthy family comedy. Told from Jeffrey’s perspective, Nerd Out tackles the role homework plays in the life of a middle school student, and how it impacts his relationship with his dad.

Nancy by Elizabeth Shannon

A family has gathered for a party, but one guest is visiting from very, very far away.

Teen’s Best Friend by Henry Levy

Through a conversation with a dog, this comedic play explores middle school stress and the mixed messages that middle schoolers receive at school and home.

Jake and Toby by Elizabeth Shannon

Jake and Toby are stranded inside during a snowstorm - the worst and best time to discover new things about their relationship.

The Cast List by Henry Levy

A teenager uses humor to deal with a classmate who has posted a video of him on social media without his permission.

Presented with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

Please select a performance
Fri, Jul 23rd, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Jul 24th, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Jul 25th, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Fri, Jul 30th, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Jul 31st, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Aug 1st, 2021 at 2:00 pm

All Tickets: $15.00 each

Optional Add-Ons:

Co-Sponsor this performance for $25 to show your support for the arts! Your name will be announced in our curtain speech and you will help Carrollwood Players Theatre continue to be Tampa's leading non-profit community theatre!


Mask Requirements:

All audience members who are not fully vaccinated are expected to wear a protective face mask covering the nose and mouth while inside Carrollwood Players Theatre.

Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks having passed since receiving a single Johnson and Johnson vaccination or the second of two vaccinations for all other vaccination types.

Carrollwood Players expects our patron community to act responsibly and we do not ask for proof of vaccination.

Regardless of vaccination status, any patron who feels more comfortable wearing a mask may do so.

Our staff, volunteers, and performers have been given the same requirements. Those who are not fully vaccinated will be wearing masks. Those who are fully vaccinated have the choice to wear a mask or not.

During this time of transition, you may see some of the performers wearing masks and others not wearing masks.


Seating is general admission in our 84 seat theatre.


Doors will open and audience seating will begin 30 minutes prior to show time.


All areas of our venue will be thoroughly sanitized before opening.

Air Filtration:

We have four industrial air filtration/purification units operating during all performances.


Concessions will be offered. No consumption of outside food or beverages will be permitted in the lobby or audience seating area before, during or after the performance.

Cast Meet and Greet:

Cast meet and greet takes place on the sidewalk outside the venue after performances.

Ticketing and Seating Policies

Please note - online ticket sales are closed 2.5 hours before performance time. After this time, tickets may only be purchased at the door, subject to availability.

All sales are final. We regret we are unable to refund any tickets.

Subject to availability, tickets may be exchanged for a future performance of the same show when requested at least 24 hours prior to the original ticketed performance. Please email boxoffice@carrollwoodplayers.org to request the new date. A change fee of $3 per order applies

Individual seating for all performances and events is general admisson unless otherwise indicated at time of purchase. Reserved seats are available for season ticket holders and groups of 10 or more only.

Accessible seating is available on a limited basis for disabled patrons. Please indicate any special needs at time of purchase, or email boxoffice@carrollwoodplayers.org to request accessible seating.

Seating commences approximately 30 minutes prior to showtime.

PLEASE NOTE: Your seat is only guaranteed until showtime. We reserve the right to resell seats not claimed by showtime, and we regret we are unable to refund unused tickets. Please be prompt!

The One Act Festival is not included in any season ticket.