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10   Minutes  to   Christmas

9th Annual 10-Minute New Play Festival


December 7-10, 2016 at 7:30pm


Lee Street theatre’s Original 10-Minute Play Festival is one of our most anticipated productions each season. Currently in its 9th year, the festival is a patron favorite. 



Winners of this year’s festival and their casting requirements are:


Trimmed to Nothingness by Steven D. Miller


Meghan's fiance, Andrew, is about to experience a Dougherty family Christmas for the first time. It's a nerve racking experience for anyone,

to be sure, but the Dougherty traditions are unusual, to say the least.


Thanks, but No Thanks by Roy Proctor


Egbert and Janetta Buckingham, a middle-class London couple, dread nothing quite so much as writing thank-you notes for Christmas gifts they never wanted and would just as soon never have gotten. Oh, the insincerity of it all! But they are British and the formalities must be observed. Then they hit upon a strategy that may relieve them of the need to write another thank-you note again.


Star of Wonder by Andy Rassler


When Bina, an exasperated woman following her husband around the desert to see what's under a bright new star, stops for a drink of water, Levona feels a calling to defy her over-protective mother and join the journey.


The Elf on a Shelf by Bill Green


What happens to an elf when the family it watches loses it's Christmas spirit? The answer is - nothing good. Cheer for our hero as he battles drunk party guests, a bad dog, and some very awkward situations. Will he emerge victorious and find a new purpose in life? I guess you'll have to audition to find out.


Christmas Boxes by Tom Bennett


Julie is mad at David. This in itself is bad enough, but David doesn't even know why she's mad. (I'm sure none of you can relate...) The ensuing arguement escalates with plate and banana throwing before ending on a touching - and actually fairly profound - note.


Bare Necessities by Jenny Hubbard


Four red hat wearing women pool their resources to try to win a local tree decorating contest. Each offers the most important ornament they own, the one that gets them through the day. I don't want to spoil the story, so let's just say their ornaments are probably not what you'd expect.



Rehearsals start November 13 with schedules determined by the directors and their cast.




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