A2CT announces winners of playwriting contest

By |2018-01-15T21:28:19-05:00May 3rd, 2007|Uncategorized|

ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor Civic Theatre announces the winning entries from its 2007 playwriting contest. The contest drew 15 entries that were judged by area playwright and director Jan Radcliff.
The top honors went to “Heartland Tales” by Jon Elliott, and “Come, Beaut”, by Franco Vitella. Each play will be given a staged reading in A2CT’s Playing Around Studio Series production that runs July 6-14 at A2CT’s Studio Theater at 322 W. Ann St. near downtown Ann Arbor.
While the plays are works in progress, Radcliff praised the winning entries as strong beginnings. In her written comments, she said of “Heartland Tales,” a series of loosely connected comic vignettes, “The author has a nice ear for dialogue, which is crisp, funny and affecting.” Radcliff said that “Come, Beauty” has elements of “Waiting for Godot,” but, “it is a unique creation. It is highly theatrical, very clever and surprisingly moving given the fact that the setting, characters, and plot are literally non-existent.”
“We’re so excited to have had so many quality submissions for this contest,” says producer Catherine Zudak. “We hope to make this contest and production an annual event at Civic.”
“Playing Around: Readings of New Works” will run Friday and Saturday evenings, July 6-14, at 8 p.m. at A2CT’s Studio Theater.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for reserved seating.
Tickets are available by calling or visiting the A2CT office at 322 West Ann St, 734-971-2228.


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