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A vengeful, philandering professor; an attractive young woman from post-World-War II Paris; a terrorized writer; a desperate soul in a house of worship. A couple of high-school boys and a Baby Think It Over doll (what could possibly go wrong?). What do they have in common? You’ll find them all in Parish Players’ 16th annual Ten-Minute Play Festival!

Comedy, Absurdity, Mystery, Suspense! 

Original ten-minute plays from across the nation!

7, ten-minute plays performed February 8th-18th 2024

The Humans

By Stephen Karam

Directed by RJ Crowley.

THE STORY: Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

On an incredible two story set (Alex Cherington), This play was performed 12 times over 3 weekends with a 6 person cast.

October 26th-November 12th 2023

One Night Only

One Night Only: A 24-hour play festival that showcased new plays by local Upper Valley Artists.

These plays were fully created (written, rehearsed, and performed) in just 24 hours! Our writers started working the night before, followed by the actors, directors, and stage crew rehearsing first thing that morning-about 12 hours before the curtain went up.

The magic of these 24 hour plays were truly spectacular to witness!

September, 23rd 2023

The Silenced Lyre
 

A period piece romantic tragedy adapted from Alexander Pushkin's beloved novel  'Eugene Onegin', this beautiful tale of love, friendship, jealousy, and pride has long resonated with audiences worldwide. When the conceited Eugene spurns the affections of the young and innocent Tatyana, he sets in motion a chain of events that results in a tragic end. Heightened drama pervades, with elegant ballroom dances, passionate letters and meetings, fiery confrontations, and a heart-stopping duel as highlights of the show. A sweeping original musical score and beautiful choreography enhance the proceedings. Performed by an eight-member orchestra and a talented cast of nineteen members. 

April 13th-22nd 2023

Written and Directed by Stephen Leblanc

The Play That Goes Wrong

Directed by RJ Crowley

You all know the classic whodunnit story, there has been a murder at a country manor and an inspector is set on the case to find who the culprit is. However, when this plot is given to the accident-prone thespians at The Cornley Drama Society, everything that can go wrong… does!

With an 8 person cast, this production was performed over two weekends.

September 29th-October 9th 2022