14th Annual

10 minute Play Festival!

May 31, June 1 and 2nd,  2024

Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm

Sunday at 2:00pm

We are bringing a new feel to our Annual 10 Minute Play Festival that accepts scripts from both professional and brand new playwrights from around the globe. This year we are requesting plays that embrace our Season of Mystery, Murder and Mayhem! After our panel of readers choose their stand out scripts, DART will fully produce 8 to 10 of these World Premiere 10 minute plays, showcasing the amazing talents of new writers, actors and directors for a winning weekend of never before seen Theatre.

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  DURANGO PLAYFEST

FESTIVAL PARTY 2024

Help us kick off PlayFest’s 6th annual festival with drinks and heavy appetizers in the lovely Rochester Hotel Secret Garden. Mingle with the playwrights, actors, and directors, and learn more about this year’s plays. Your attendance helps us continue to bring world-class theatre to our own backyard.


$100
June 25 @ 6 – 8 pm
Rochester Secret Garden – 726 E. 2 nd Avenue, Durango, CO

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DURANGO PLAYFEST

HOP THA A


During his late-night commute on the A train, Harlem native Tyrone tries to impress Niesha, his coworker at a
nightclub, who just wants to read her book and pass the ride in silence. But as they travel uptown, the two forge
an unlikely connection that extends beyond the confines of the subway car.

Visit durangoplayfest.org for actors’
names and bios.


June 26 @ 7 – 9 pm $30
June 29 @ 1 – 3 pm  $25 General /FLC ALUMNI $15/ $10 students

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DURANGO PLAYFEST

ALL THAT REMAINS


A couple living on a small island off the coast of Maine invites the neurotic husband's college roommate and his conservative trophy wife for a weekend visit -- only to discover that long-buried secrets unmoor both couples
and the "good old days" may not have been so good after all.

Visit www.durangoplayfest.org for actors’ names and
bios.


June 27 @ 7 – 9 pm $30
June 28 @ 3 – 5 pm  $25 General /FLC ALUMNI $15/ $10 students
June 29 @ 4 – 6 pm  $25 General /FLC ALUMNI $15/ $10 students

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DURANGO PLAYFEST

CIRCLE FORWARD


Seventeen years after the loss of her young husband from cancer, Mia meets a teenager who believes he is the reincarnation of her late husband. When the teen and his mom come to Mia's house for lunch, his uncanny
memories force Mia to face her doubts, her past, and the whole truth.

Visit durangoplayfest.org for actors’
names and bios.


June 28 @ 7 – 9 pm $30
June 30 @ 1 – 3 pm  $25 General /FLC ALUMNI $15/ $10 students

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DURANGO PLAYFEST

MRS. EINSTEIN


A young Albert Einstein meets the brilliant Mileva Marić when they are physics students at the Zurich Polytechnic. Their deep emotional, intellectual and physical connection results in a ground-breaking scientific theory – but only one of them gets the credit. We know what becomes of him.

This is a play about her.

Visit durangoplayfest.org for actors’ names and bios.


June 29 @ 7 – 9 pm $30
June 30 @ 4 – 6 pm $25 General /FLC ALUMNI $15/ $10 students

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I Hate Hamlet

Written by Paul Rudnick

Directed by Monica DiBiasio

July 12 - 28, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:00pm

Television star Andrew Rally is about to start rehearsals to play Hamlet—and he is terrified. Unsure of himself, worried about his career, Andrew doesn’t know what to do. In the midst of his confusion, he is visited by the ghost of legendary actor John Barrymore. Barrymore explains that all actors who take on the role are visited and mentored by their predecessors, and that he cannot leave Andrew until he takes the stage as Hamlet. Andrew’s girlfriend wants him to be a romantic hero of the stage, his friend wants him to accept a lucrative new TV gig, and Barrymore wants him to accept his own great theatrical mantle. As Andrew grows under Barrymore’s larger-than-life wing, he is forced to confront the ultimate question: who he wants to be, or not to be.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Written by Rupert Holmes

Directed by Jenny Fitts Reynolds


August 16 - Sept. 1, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:00pm


The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical that allows the audience to enter the action and become the ultimate detectives. The show is based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name. In the small town of Chesterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. But by whom? His leering romantic rival, John Jasper? The infamous purveyor of opium and vice, Princess Puffer? The mysterious Landless twins, newly arrived from Ceylon? Or someone else even more dastardly and villainous? Dickens passed away before he was able to reveal the culprit. Rupert Holmes’ award-winning musical solves this predicament by asking the audience to choose which character is the killer by putting it to a vote. Staged in metatheatrical manner by the Music Hall Royale, a traveling Victorian theatre troupe full of just as many colorful characters as the roles they play, this charming and inventive musical is sure to intrigue and entertain any musical or mystery lover.

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Wait Until Dark

Written by Frederick Knotts

Directed by Michael Grais

September 13 - 29, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:00pm


Frederick Knott's thriller is the story of Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs. Harry Roat, a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susy into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susy and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves. The drama plays on the themes of darkness and light as Susy navigates through her sightless world, and the crooks signal each other with light through the Venetian blinds.

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The

Rocky Horror Show

Written by Richard O’Brien

Directed by Jenny Fitts Reynolds


October 25,26,31 and Nov. 1 and 2

Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 7pm AND 10pm

Sunday at 7pm


One fateful night, Brad Majors and his fiancée, Janet Weiss — a wholesome, well-behaved, utterly normal young couple in love — innocently set out to visit an old professor. Unfortunately for them, this night out is destined to be one they will never forget. A thunderstorm and a flat-tire force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter, an alien, transvestite scientist with a manic genius and insatiable libido. Brad, Janet, and Frank’ N’ Furter’s cohorts are swept up into the scientist’s latest experiment. The night’s misadventures will cause Brad and Janet to question everything they’ve known about themselves, each other, love, and lust. A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock’n’roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget…which is why we are so pleased to host it and shout out with you!

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The 4th Annual 24 hr Theatre!

November 15 and 16, 2024

Join us for the mayhem that IS 24hr Theatre! Writers will receive prompts, suggestions of set, characters, dialogue, on Friday evening at 7pm. By 7pm on Saturday those prompts have been turned into scripts, cast, rehearsed, and are ready to hit the stage for a night of One Night Only theatrical magic! From page to stage in 24 hours!

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