Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Old Library Theatre Presents The 12th Annual One Act Play Festival

12th Annual One Act Play Festival 

WHEN: Friday, January 13, and Saturday, January 14, at 8:00pm and Sunday, January 15, at 2pm.
George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, NJ
TICKETS: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $15 for children under 12 and can be purchased online at or in person at the box office on the day of the show.

Now in its 12th year, the Old Library Theatre One Act Play Festival presents five original works selected from over 300 submissions from authors nationwide. Produced by Linda Wiellkotz, this year’s festival includes 

  • For Whom the Yell Tolls: Directed by Jessa Blackthorne, written by James C. Ferguson Synopsis: Joss invites his mother Felicity to dinner. His girlfriend, Pepper, is nervous but optimistic to meet her for the first time. But what happens when Felicity is not what she expects? 
  • The Most Precious Thing: Directed Maria Diaz, written by Amy Dellagiarino Synopsis: A woman takes an unexpected “journey” and finds herself at a crossroads, where she comes face to face with her own self-worth. 
  • Across a Crowded Room: Directed by Mead Winters, Written by F.J. Hartland Synopsis: To cross the room or to not cross the room? That is the question. Two individuals are at a surprise birthday party and as they debate whether to introduce themselves to each other - They stop to realize are the risks and chances of happiness in life worth it or perhaps not? 
  • Logical Conspiracies: Directed by Elizabeth Fahsbender, written by Emily Yuko Walborn Synopsis: When two strangers with different personalities get locked in a room together, paranoia and chaos ensue. 
  • Hell on Heels Is an Understatement: Directed by Leticia Diaz, written by Cole Vaughan Synopsis: This memory play, set in 1990s middle America, asks the question: "Who would you become if you sold your soul to a pretty lady in high heels?"
About Old Library Theatre 

Old Library Theatre (OLT), Fair Lawn Recreation Department’s resident theatre company, is a community theatre organization located in Bergen County, NJ. We want to acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Lenape, the indigenous people of the Northeastern Woodlands. Old Library Theatre was started in 1967 in Fair Lawn by a handful of dreamers who wanted to make the joy of theatre performance available to everyone. The original theatre was on River Road, but the company relocated to the George Frey Center for Performing Arts in the Fair Lawn Community Center in 2006. Now in our 56th season, we aim to continue the tradition of providing quality community entertainment at an affordable cost. 

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