Blinn-Brenham theatre concludes 2018-19 season with 10-Minute Play Festival

Theatre majors will direct and perform original plays written by local high school students

Theatre majors will direct and perform original plays written by local high school students

April 1, 2019

The Blinn College-Brenham Campus Theatre Arts Program will conclude its 2018-19 season with its annual 10-Minute Play Festival at the Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center.

Taking place at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 4-6, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, the Play Festival will consist of three 10-minute plays written by local high school students. Each production will be directed and performed by Blinn theatre arts majors. The second half of the festival will feature a one-act play written by Theatre Arts Director Brad Nies, “The Prisoners of Driscoll Street.”

“This is an exciting opportunity for the students to grow, not just as actors and technicians, but as directors, while also showcasing what they have worked on throughout the year,” Nies said. “This year we wanted to get local high schools involved and had a really nice response with three terrific scripts submitted. We are planning on making this a yearly event.”

During the intermission, Blinn’s technicians will present their award-winning work before concluding the festival with Nies’ latest play.

“The Prisoners of Driscoll Street,” was a featured production at the 22nd Annual Black Box New Play Festival in Brooklyn, N.Y., this year. It is based on the Ice-Box Murders that occurred in Houston, Texas in 1965. The docudrama depicts the possible altercation between a mother and her son, who may very well have murdered both his parents.

Tickets for all shows are $10 for adults and $5 for students, children, and senior citizens. To purchase tickets, visit www.blinn.edu/boxoffice, email boxoffice@blinn.edu, or call 979-830-4024.

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