Catch rising theater talent at Play On, a Chicago-based playwriting festival, from Tuesday, July 29 to Thursday, 31, at Oakton Community College's Studio One, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.
Now in its sixth year, Play On features six original one-act plays written and directed by community college students, starting nightly at 8 p.m.
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"Play On is an amazing opportunity to enjoy new, young voices of theater," said Patti Interrante, Oakton professor of speech and theater, and the festival's co-founder. "None of these plays have ever been produced before, and we're thrilled to support talented playwrights by bringing their creations to life."
This year's collection of 10-minute plays includes: "Side Effects," by Alice Ravenswood (Oakton); "Robbery," by Voyo Gabrilo (Oakton); "Infinity Plane," by Tom Wojcik (College of DuPage); "Acting Like an Adult," by Ryan Hartson (Elgin Community College); "A Bunch of Little Pieces," by Betty Williams (Kennedy King College); and "Untitled," by Caitlyn Woods (College of DuPage). Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. To purchase call (847) 635-1900. Proceeds benefit the Performing Arts Scholarship Fund.