This May holds the 14th annual Theatre Roulette at MadLab! Theatre Roulette is a festival of short plays, and the longest running festival of its kind in Columbus as well! There are three different themed nights: Ladies Night, Local Brew, and Mixed Drinks. While Ladies Night is dedicated to the works of one playwright, Barbara Lindsey, Local Brew includes works of local playwrights, and Mixed Drinks includes works from all over the globe!
Last night was opening night, and I decided to check it out. It was AMAZING. I felt a little bit of each emotion you could possibly think of. The set looked great, the actors and actresses looked stunning, and they put on a very entertaining show! Everyone involved did a fantastic job of putting everything together!
I plan on going back to see more, and I’m personally excited to see what local playwright, Jeremy Sony, has to offer during Local Brew night!
The schedule is as follows:
LOCAL BREW night of programming
5/10, 5/18, 5/23 (all at 8pm), 5/25 at 2pm
Strangers and Coffee by Amanda Bauer
Happy Panda Shoots Himself by Preston Witt
Advice to the Happy Couple by Jeremy Sony
And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is by Trace Crawford
The Squall by Max Glenn
Black Box Ninja by Brendan Michna
evening directed by Andy Batt
MIXED DRINKS night of programming
5/11, 5/16, 5/24 (all at 8pm), 5/25 at 4pm
Tigers in America by Theresa Giacopasi
The Naked Truth by Greg Vovos
Conception by Alex Dremann
The Call by Peter Grandbois & Nancy Bell
Bedtime Story by Christopher Lockheardt
Melodramatization by John Busser
evening directed by Jim Azelvandre
LADIES NIGHT night of programming
5/9, 5/17, 5/25 (all at 8pm)
All plays by Barbara Lindsay
On the Line
Spirit That Won’t Let Me Go
Fighting Mr. Right
The Psycho Bitch and the Throbbing Blue Veiner
evening directed by Michelle Batt
Tickets can be purchased at the door as well as online, and parking is available in the lot right next to MadLab!
I encourage you all to check out at least one night at MadLab this May, to celebrate the creativity and hard work of Ohio playwrights and performers! Another reason to Be Ohio Proud.