May 5, 2014

FVCC Theatre Presents Third International 10 Minute Play Festival

Flathead Valley Community College Theatre will present its third biennial International 10 Minute Play Festival May 9 and 10.

The production is comprised of ten original ten-minute plays selected from over 300 submissions from across the nation and the globe.  Each play has been cast and directed by a different FVCC directing student or faculty guest director.

“It has been fun working with the students and the faculty directors, and it’s great to see such eclectic and interesting work being produced,” said FVCC theatre instructor Rich Haptonstall.  “As usual, the ten minute format lends itself to a comedic style, but there are a few darker and more subdued pieces as well.”

The following ten plays will be presented during the International 10 Minute Play Festival:  “First Date Take One” by Terry Riley, directed by Carol Bergin; “Sounds like Science” by Russell Weeks, directed by Blake Smith; “Alternate Bass Strum” by Larry Geenstien, directed by Keanna Blodgett; “Suburban Weekday Night” by Blaise Miller, directed by Dwight Camillucci; “An Idle Fancy” by Elizabeth Beacham, directed by Rebecca Spear; “Zombie Love” by Earl T. Roske, directed by Justin Tuck; “21 Different Dreams” by Megan Cohen, directed by Connie Hitchcock; “The Famous Elephant Play” by Jack Karp, directed by Blake Sherman; “Pit Girl” by Josh Wagner, directed by Rich Haptonstall; and “Bath Time is Fun Time” by Arthur M. Jolly, directed by Nick Spear.

Showings will begin at 7 p.m. in the FVCC Theatre inside the Arts and Technology building on the Kalispell campus.  Admission is free, and seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Donations to compensate the playwrights will be accepted at the door.  For more information, contact Rich Haptonstall at or at 756-3962.