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One Act Play Festival returns to Sterndale Bennett Theatre this week

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After a two year break due to Covid, the Alberta Drama Festivall Association (ADFA) One Act Play festival returns to the Sterndale Bennett Theatre, Saturday, May  14.


 Three plays have been submitted for the festival  plus there will be a reading of “the Cremation of Sam McGhee”  by Bryson  Brown and  “The Lion and Albert”  by Kate Connolly.


Jocelyn Steinborn is part of this year’s One Act Play Festival. Photo by Richard Amery

Playgoers of Lethbridge  artistic director Rita Peterson is just excited the festival is back.


“I'm just excited it’s back. I’m very excited,” Peterson said.


When Covid happened, we had just finished ‘Daisy.’ and were getting ready for the One Act Play Festival. But we had to cancel it because of Covid. It takes some time to build up momentum, which we haven’t been able to do over the past two years,” Peterson said.


 The main event is  Ed Bayly’s  Playgoers of Lethbridge favourite “ Priscilla Pringle‘s Predicament.”

 “We ’re hoping Ed and Linday Bayly will be able to come and see it one more time, because the cast has been working really hard at it,” she said, adding there are two other submissions.


“ Jocelyn Steinborn from Taber Players is doing ‘Buying A Brassiere (by Rebecca Ritchie). it’s a short, 10 minute play with two actresses ,” Peterson described.


“And I’m directing ‘Awkward Silence” by Jay Reese. It’s about two people on a blind date who are just trying to get through the evening. There’s two actors in that too and and Allen Gibson plays a waiter, but her only has three lines,” she said.


The One Act Play Festival begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 14. There will be snacks as well as plays. Admission is $10 at the door.

There will be awards given and the best play goes to the Provincial competition in Camrose, May 27 

 — By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

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