Those who missed the recent run of Dewdney Players’ recent run of one-act plays will soon have another chance to see them, along with a few others.

This weekend, they’re hosting the Foothills Regional One Act Plays Festival on March 22 and 23.

From March 7-9 and 14-16, they presented a trio of one-act plays at the Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC), those being Mother Figure, The Demon, and August Heat.

Grace Rowe, stage manager for the latter two plays, says the trio were well received during their two-week run and balanced each other out well.

“We have a bit of a comedy sandwich, where we have two drama plays and then one comedy in the middle. Very dramatic with a nice break of comedy in the middle.”

The three productions are among 12 short plays slated to be performed during the festival, which is split into three sessions: Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m., and another on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the RPAC.

One at festivalImage courtesy of the Dewdney Players.

A total of six troupes will be performing, with contributions from the Strathmore Theatre Players’ Guild, the Pine Tree Players, the Windmill Theatre Players, and MacDaDa Theatre.

The three Dewdney Plays will be split across the three sessions.

“The first one is August Heat, that one is set in the early 1900's. I won’t spoil anything, but it’s a drama about very warm weather. The second is Mother Figure, and that one is about someone who just can’t get over being a mother. The final one is The Demon, about a bunch of friends who get together one night for a party and discover something sinister is lurking in the apartment." says Rowe.

As far as the Dewdney Productions go, Rowe is certain their casts and crew have had plenty of practice over the last two weeks and is excited to have one last go at each of them.

“We’ve had a lot of practice and we’ve been putting on good shows. I was part of the festival last year and it was so much fun. We had less shows last year and luckily this year we have more. It’s just a great time.”

More information can be seen on the Dewdney Players website.


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