(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The fifth annual 10X10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage Company kicks off on Thursday, February 11, and runs for three weekends through Sunday, February 28, as part of the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. The new play festival features ten new 10-minute plays performed at BSC’s St. Germain Stage at 36 Linden St. Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. There is an added performance on Sunday, February 21, at 7:30pm.
Returning to the 10X10 New Play Festival are actors Matt Neely and Peggy Pharr Wilson. Making their BSC debuts are Jake Keefe, Andrew May, Madison Micucci, and Kelley Rae O’Donnell. Directors for the 10X10 New Play Festival are BSC Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and John Miller Stephany.
The 10X10 New Play Festival productions are:
THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLD by Emily Taplin Boyd, directed by Julianne Boyd.
THIN AIR by Tom Coash, directed by John Miller Stephany.
‘04: A MUSE OF FIRE by Andrew Dolan, directed by Julianne Boyd.
WHEN BABIES FLY by Steven Korbar, directed by Julianne Boyd.
KESSLER by Ana Nogueira, directed by Julianne Boyd.
EIGHT SECONDS by Sean Harris Oliver, directed by John Miller Stephany.
BEST IN CLASS by Ann Marie Shea, directed by Julianne Boyd.
TURTLES AND BULLDOGS by Scott Sickles, directed by John Miller Stephany.
THE BOOK OF RUTH by Joseph Samuel Wright, directed by John Miller Stephany.
BEST LEI’D PLANS by Kelly Younger, directed by John Miller Stephany.
Tickets to the 10X10 New Play Festival are on sale now. Tickets are $25 Thursday and Sunday evenings, Saturday/Sunday matinees; Friday, Saturday evenings; $30. Low-priced preview tickets are $15 on February 11 and 12 at 7:30pm. Reserved seating. For more information, call the Barrington Stage Box Office at 413-236-8888 or visit Barrington Stage Company.
The festival is a collaborative effort spearheaded by Barrington Stage Company and the City of Pittsfield, and coordinated through a steering committee that includes the Beacon Cinema, Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF), Berkshire Museum, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts and the City of Pittsfield.