Area ‘little’ theater groups plan playwriting intensive event

Posted Sept. 11, 2012, at 6:04 p.m.

EDDINGTON, Maine — Ten Bucks Theatre will host the results of its first 24-Hour Playwriting Invitational at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. The event will be a fundraiser for the Eddington Clifton Civic Center, also known as Comins Hall.

More than 30 actors, directors, writers and technicians from Ten Bucks Theatre, Bangor Community Theater, Meeting House Theater Lab, Nokomis High School, Orono Community Theater, the University of Maine and some artists new to local audiences will gather to break into teams that will spend 24 hours writing — coached by Eddington resident, playwright and author Bruce Pratt — casting, memorizing and staging five original short plays. There will be four adult teams and a nine-member youth team.

The public is invited to attend these world premiere pieces presented on the historic McGinley Family Stage in the 133-year-old Shaw Auditorium.

The event was conceived by Ten Bucks Theatre as a fundraiser for the Eddington Clifton Civic Center and as a way to increase awareness of and promote cooperation between area theater groups. Ten Bucks has made its performance home at Comins Hall since the spring of 2010.

While both the stage and auditorium can be described as “jewels of their time.” the Ten Bucks Theater board and Eddington Clifton Civic Center board have targeted various improvements that should be made. Ten Bucks decided it would like to do a fundraiser with all monies raised targeted specifically to enhancing the performance space.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5 at the box office which opens at 6 p.m.

For information, visit Cominshall.org and Tenbuckstheatre.org.

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