Fourth Annual One-Act Play Festival

Frostburg State University to Host Fourth Annual One-Act Play Festival

The Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing is hosting its fourth annual One-Act Play Festival on Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Lyric Theater, 20 E. Main St., Frostburg, Md. The festival showcases the top three winning plays of the 2013 One-Act Playwriting Competition with a full performance of the first-place play and staged readings of the second- and third-place plays. Performances will start at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

This year, over 50 plays were submitted to the One-Act Playwriting Competition from across the nation and Canada. The first-place play is “The Singular of Dice” by Ross Tedford Kendall of California; the second-place play is “The Glass Ceiling” by Sue Lange of Pennsylvania, and the third-place play is “The Shrine” by Michael Edan of New York. Plays were judged on plot, character development, dialogue and overall quality.

“The Singular of Dice” explores the relationship between a hired killer and a reporter interviewing her for a tell-all feature story. With humor and the threat of violence surrounding their encounter, the play keeps the audience guessing what will happen next.

“The Glass Ceiling” is the story of three female co-workers who are both supportive of and competitive with each other as they hope to advance to a new position in the company they work for.

“The Shrine” examines the relationship between two mothers: one whose son was killed in a school shooting and one whose son was the shooter. It is a tense drama taken from recent headlines.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They will be available at Main Street Books, the Allegany Arts Council and the Palace Theater box office on the nights of the performances.

For more information, visit or contact the Creative Writing Center at 301-687-4340 or

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 7:30pm

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