ONE-ACT PLAY SERIES
Original one act plays will be presented through the year, starting with a weekend of comedy and drama alike at the North Fork Community Theatre, August 11 and 12.
Series I: August 2023
Series II: November 2023
Series III: February 2024
Visit the One Act Series page for more information.
THE DEATH OF JOHN BROWN
Devised by Colin Palmer
In 1859, a small group of abolitionists descended on Harper's Ferry to attempt to take over the Federal Armory and start an uprising that would put an end to the barbaric system of slavery once and for all. From the moment news hit, everyone had an opinion about this militia and their leader, Captain John Brown.
Was he a Madman or a Martyr? Using texts from his interrogation, trial, and letters home, The Death of John Brown will examine how one man stood up against an unjust system and heralded the bloodiest war on US soil.
September 22, 2023 at 7pm
Poquatuck Hall, Orient
THE DUMB WAITER
by Harold Pinter
Both a kitchen sink drama and a tragicomic examination of the absurdities of existence, this mysterious and moody study in suspense concerns two professional killers who wait apprehensively in a grubby, windowless basement room for word of their next macabre assignment.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer,
and Jess Winfield
An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's works. Join our players as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.