6×6 – A Festival of One Act Plays

Written by Bob Blumenstein, Peter Coy, Joel Jones, Billy Aronson, Clinton A. Johnston & Doug Grissom

Directed by John Holdren, Clinton Johnston, Carol Pedersen & Boomie Pedersen.

Featuring Chuck Beretz, Sean Chandler, Jonas Collins, Rose Harper, John Holdren, Rebecca Hudnall, Clare McGurk, Lane Rylander, Katy Walker, Melissa Wender, Ryan Wender and Bill Williamson.

All tickets are $10. Call 361.1999 for reservations.
Free Preview Wed, Sept 26 at 7:30pm.

Performances held:
Thu, Sept 27 – Sat Sept 29 at 7:30pm
Sat, Sept 29 & Sun, Sept 30 at 2pm
Tue, Oct 2 – Sat, Oct 6 at 7:30pm
Sat, Oct 6 & Sun, Oct 7 at 2pm

Opening Night performance on Thursday the 27th followed by a Champagne Reception with members of the cast & crew. Join us!

Sean Chandler & Clare McGurk rehearse Bleep this bleep
6×6 – A Festival of One Acts, the next production at The Hamner Theater, will feature 6 one-act plays by playwrights from Charlottesville, Richmond & New York City, providing an evening of theater that runs the gamut from burning philosophical questions to issues of racism. Never frivolous, often biting social commentary is interspersed with ‘normal’ relationship issues, with plenty of opportunity for laughter throughout. The shared theme? A struggle for power as the protagonists jockey for the best position.

playwright Billy Aronson, at a rehearsal of his play Bleep this bleep

In The Art of Zen at the Lunch Counter, Robert Blumenstein (Richmond) tackles the ever-relevant question of the perception of reality vs. illusion. Two strangers (or are they?) meet in the park in Peter Coy’s Saturday Morning / Friday Night. Joel Jones of Charlottesville & NYC deals with life’s essentials – love, death & sailing in Regatta Club Freud, followed by Bleep This Bleep, Billy Aronson’s (NYC) satirical take on reality TV.

Opening the second act will be Representin’, by Clinton A. Johnston of Charlottesville. This piece was originally written as part of his play Am I Black Enough Yet?, which will be staged in March at The Hamner in a joint production with Washington DC’s Charter Theatre.

Rose Harper, Clare McGurk rehearsing Bleep this bleepThe evening will close with Scratchy Glass, written by UVA’s Doug Grissom and directed by Carol Pedersen, the same team that brought Uncle Vanya to The Hamner last spring. Scratchy Glass is a powerful drama set in a diner run by a family struggling with the Jim Crow laws in 1960′s Florida.Doug Grissom

The company ensemble consists of the actors Chuck Beretz, Sean Chandler, Jonas Collins, Rose Harper, John Holdren, Rebecca Hudnall, Clare McGurk, Lane Rylander, Katy Walker, Melissa Wender, Ryan Wender and Bill Williamson and the directors John Holdren, Clinton Johnston, Carol Pedersen & Boomie Pedersen.

Performances will be held at 7:30pm from Sept. 27 – 29 & Oct. 3 – 6, with matinees at 2pm on Sat & Sun, Sept 29 & 30 and Oct 6 & 7th. There will be a free Preview on Wed, Sept 26 at 7:30pm. Opening night performance on Thursday, Sept 27 will be followed by a champagne reception with cast & crew. All tickets are $10, with season tickets available for $50 for 6 productions (6 plays for the price of five). Call 434.361.1999 for reservations.
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Director Clinton Johnston rehearsing Bleep this bleep with Rose Harper, Clare McGurk, Sean Chandler & Bill Williamson
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