PICCOLO THEATRE’S 2nd Annual First Laugh One-Act Festival Opens February 6!

FLOAF15 PosterFirst Laugh returns to Piccolo Theatre in this February with five world-premiere one-act plays!  This two-weekend festival of one-act plays premieres the original work of local and regional playwrights, joining comedy writing and performance.  This juried festival will feature a fantastic prize awarded to the audience favorite.  The festival’s second weekend will showcase Gregory Luick, grand prizewinner of First Laugh 2014 by presenting his full-length play Work In Progress.  Join us as we explore the unique origins of what people find funny.

A Room For Four by Jack Spagnola; directed by Ilse N. Lopez; featuring Elsa Guenther, Michael Stock, Clint Campbell, and Maya Bodreau.

The Essentials by Dusty Wilson; directed by Julia Rohed; featuring Jess Jones, Kaitlyn Whitehead, Molly Wallace, and Jen Walker.

Thinking Sacks of Meat by Yolanda D. Carney; directed by Raphael Schwartzman; featuring Erica Bittner, Quinn Leary, and Shane Tarplee.

Pass It On by Graham Byrne and Nick “Strobes” Strobel; directed by Tabbi Koller*; featuring Fiona Stephens, Max Hinders, Michael Mead, and Benjamin CormallethPiccolo Theatre Ensemble Member

The Single Queen Bridget by Liz Calvert; directed by Amanda Smith; featuring Clint Worthington and Julia Gray.

Work in Progress by Greg Luick; directed by Tony Lawry; featuring Brittany Vogel, Morgan Lynn Sutter, Ross Compton, and Herb Metzler.

First Laugh One Act Festival performances run February 6 & 7, and February 13 & 14; all performances areFriday and Saturday at 8PM.  Ticket prices include $20 (regular), and $15 (students and industry).  Recommended for ages 15 and up.  For tickets and more information, call the Box Office at (847) 424-0089TuesdayFriday from 10AM-5PM, or visit www.piccolotheatre.com.