FIVE MINUTE MILE 2017

November 2- 18

Thursday - Saturday at 8PM

Monday, November 6 at 8PM

Sunday, November 12 at 3PM

Beacon Theatre

5102 Navigation Blvd.

Houston, TX 77011

Tickets: $20/$15 students or seniors

Reservations: info@conemanrunning.com

THE FIVE MINUTE MILE returns! A unique night of theatre where any given night you can see plays about the end of the world, Christmas traditions gone awry, finding romance in unusual places, the pain of addiction, an interview with a burrito, and the crazies that come out of the woodworks everywhere. Comedies and dramas, plays and monologues - you will get to see slices of all kinds of lives - five minutes at a time.

 

The best part is that you get to help decide what you see!  32 plays are selected for the production.  Eight are scheduled to perform each night.  The next six are drawn at random at the start of the show.  The last six are voted on by the audience based on the title, descriptions and the actors involved!  It’s a different line up every single night!

 

Directed by Cheramie Hopper and Kelsey Finstad

 

THE CAST:

Patrick Barton, Caprice Carter, Seth Cunningham, Kelsey Finstad, Ty Fisher, Cheramie Hopper, Andraes Hunt, Bryan Maynard, Christine Weems, Annie Wild and Whitney Zangarine

THE PLAYS:

A Little Fresh Air by Mark Harvey Levine
Babies can freak you out. (Andraes Hunt)

Apocalypse Interruptus by Kay Phillips
Roy is Smithville, West Virginia's last defense against the zombie apocalypse but is about to be defeated by supermarket self-checkout. (Caprice Carter and Bryan Maynard)

The Author’s Autopsy by Stacey Lane

A pathologist and assistant open up a deceased writer and riffle through his brainstorms, drafts, and dreams to determine what did him in. (Kelsey Finstad and Whitney Zangarine)


Before Lights Out by Evan Guilford Blake
A young woman writes to her boyfriend on the eve of her departure for a war zone, about what she has gone through in her training and what she anticipates will happen when she arrives. (Caprice Carter)

Beth Goes Caroling by Scott Mullen
Beth knocks on Dora's door, and pitches Dora a novel solution for Beth's Christmas carol dilemma. (Caprice Carter and Kelsey Finstad)

Blue Giraffe by Stacey Lane
A couple attempts to evaluate a piece of artwork with sensitivity and intelligence, but they cannot figure out what it means or even what it is supposed to be. (Seth Cunningham and Cheramie Hopper)

Chicken or Meatloaf by Eric Weil
A tribute to marital decision making. (Patrick Barton and Whitney Zangarine)

Confessions You Make to Your Selfie by S.L. Daniels
Cody poses for selfies, trying to convince himself he is more-than-okay after a break-up. (Seth Cunningham)

Doughnut Shop Dates by Jeff Strausser
What if you could cheat on your spouse with a person you have always been attracted to and you knew with absolute certainty you wouldn’t get caught. Would you do it? (Cheramie Hopper and Bryan Maynard)

Elevated by Colleen O’Doherty
A woman and her girlfriend are stuck in an elevator after a botched proposal. Their relationship might survive if they survive the elevator. (Annie Wild and Whitney Zangarine)

Every Man for Himself by Nick Pinelli
A soldier rests a minute after a heroic moment. It's the last decision of his life. (Patrick Barton) 

Ew by Fernando Dovalina
A young woman and a young man, friends for a while, venture into uncharted territory in their relationship. (Andraes Hunt and Annie Wild)

From Refugee to Bougee by Christine Hoang
A first-generation Vietnamese American woman humorously reflects on her own scrappy, underprivileged upbringing as a child of refugees and contrasts it to the privileged lifestyle in which she is now raising her young daughter. (Christine Weems)

 

The Fourth Ghost by Arthur M. Jolly

Ebeneezer Scrooge meets a modern ghost who tries to convince him that Christmas today is awful. (Kelsey Finstad and Bryan Maynard)

 

The Interview by Becca Anderson

Jacqui Strong is looking for the right candidate for lunch. A burrito applies for the position, but will he live up to Jacqui's high standards? She won't settle for just any burrito. (Ty Fisher and Whitney Zangarine)

It Just Is by L.H. Grant
The world does not owe you anything nor does it revolve around you. Remember this and you may laugh a little more than you cry. (Annie Wild)

It Takes a Toll by Bryan Maynard
A toll booth operator becomes the object of unrequited love for a motorist that has more spare change than the operator has patience. (Caprice Carter, Ty Fisher and Andraes Hunt)

King of Kings by G.D. Kimble
Tackles the most important question of our time, "how good of a carpenter was Jesus.... actually?" (Seth Cunningham and Ty Fisher)

Paindemoneum by Joyce Fontana
A series of rap lyrics spoken by a patient in pain, her doctor, an agent from the Center for Disease Control, and a street drug dealer illustrate the perfect storm of good and bad intentions that has resulted in the current opioid crisis that is ravaging the United States. (Caprice Carter, Seth Cunningham, Ty Fisher and Andraes Hunt)

The Passive Aggressive Society, So You Say by Sandra Hosking
Passive-aggressive people TRY to improve at a group meeting. (Seth Cunningham, Kelsey Finstad, Ty Fisher, Cheramie Hopper, Andraes Hunt, Bryan Maynard, Annie Wild and Whitney Zangarine)

The Passport by Arthur M. Jolly

Two lovers' plans for a trip are thrown into turmoil by an emergency phone call from home. (Patrick Barton and Ty Fisher)

 

Permanent by Reed Halvorson
Francine takes care of Hank in their relationship. Otherwise, he does something stupid. She let him have one weekend and upon his return, he has some serious explaining to do. This result could have a permanent impact on their relationship. (Patrick Barton and Whitney Zangarine)

Post Mortem by David Lewison
A young doctor seeks to console a just-widowed elderly man whose grieving process contains some unexpected revelations for both of them… (Seth Cunningham and Bryan Maynard)

The Proposal by Steve Flowers

A comedy about a young man who takes his girlfriend to an upscale restaurant to surprise her with a wedding proposal. (Patrick Barton, Bryan Maynard and Annie Wild)


Putting the Fair in Tooth Fairy by Dwayne Yancey
A child who has just lost a tooth confronts the tooth fairy with a baseball bat -- and finds the tooth fairy is a large, hairy man. The child wonders why he hasn’t gotten as much money for his teeth as other kids have. (Kelsey Finstad, Ty Fisher and Annie Wild)

She Wanted Me by Marj O’Neill-Butler
Corinne, a teenaged black girl with no family, desperately seeks to be wanted and looked after. (Caprice Carter)

Swipe Right at the Bar by Colleen O’Doherty
Two friends go out to forget their troubles. Tinder brings its own problems. (Cheramie Hopper, Annie Wild and Whitney Zangarine)

The Toasts by Christine Weems
Wedding toasts get out of hand when the Maid of Honor and the Best Man start talking about how they really feel about the married couple. (Kelsey Finstad and Andraes Hunt)

Tomato by Charlene Donaghy
In New Orleans, a city where the living and dead swirl together like water, ribbons, and mud, the struggle to embrace or release love intertwines with an eternity of tradition. (Cheramie Hopper)

Water Damage by Paige Zubel
Construction workers Pete and Jones know how to fix a cracked foundation. So when did this fissure come between them? (Patrick Barton and Andraes Hunt)

We Need to Talk by Loretta Wish
In the dating world, anyone with a “need to talk” is usually delivering bad news. But when Tyler initiates his talk with Sarah, a professional mediator, it proves rougher on him than it is on her. (Caprice Carter and Patrick Barton)

Welcome to Icare 3.1 by Chelsea Muzar
From the creators of Waste-Cycling and Virtual Visitation comes the new and improved LifePod 557S: Retirees Just Want to Have Fun! You’ve never experienced elder care quite like this; reserve your LifePod today. (Whitney Zangarine)

THURSDAY, November 2 @ 8PM

Chicken or Meatloaf by Eric Weill

Tomato by Charlene Donaghy

Post Mortem by David Lewison

Beth Goes Caroling by Scott Mullen

Putting the Fair in Tooth Fairy by Dwayne Yancey

Welcome to Icare 3.1 by Chelsea Muzar

The Fourth Ghost by Arthur Jolly

Everyman for Himself by Nick Pinelli

The Passive Aggressive Society, So You Say by Sandra Hosking (drawn)
From Refugee to Bougee by Christine Hoang (voted)
Apocalypse Interruptus by Kay Phillips (drawn)
Swipe Right at the Bar by Colleen O'Doherty (drawn)
It Takes a Toll by Bryan Maynard (drawn)
Elevated by Colleen O'Doherty (drawn)
Paindemoneum by Joyce Fontana (drawn)
The Proposal by Steve Flowers (voted)
She Wanted Me by Marj O'Neill-Butler (voted)
The Toasts by Christine Weems (voted)
We Need to Talk by Loretta Wish (voted)
King of Kings by G.D. Kimble (voted)

FRIDAY, November 3 @ 8PM

Ew by Fernando Dovalina

She Wanted Me by Marj O'Neill Butler

Permanent by Reed Halvorson

The Toasts by Christine Weems

Doughnut Shop Dates by Jeff Strausser

Swipe Right at the Bar by Colleen O'Doheryty

Confessions You Make to Your Selfie by S.L. Daniels

The Passport by Arthur M. Jolly

The Author's Autopsy by Stacey Lane (voted)
The Passive Aggressive Society, So You Say by Sandra Hosking (drawn)
Putting the Fair in Tooth Fairy by Dwayne Yancey(drawn)
Every Man for Himself by Nick Pinelli (drawn)
Elevated by Colleen O'Doherty (voted) 
King of Kings by G.D. Kimble (drawn)
Chicken or Meatloaf by Eric Weil (voted)
It Takes a Toll by Bryan Maynard (drawn)
Welcome to icare 3.1 by Chelsea Muzar (voted)
We Need to Talk by Loretta Wish (voted)
A Little Fresh Air by Mark Harvey Levine (drawn)
The Interview by Becca Anderson (voted)

SATURDAY, November 4 @ 8PM

From Refugee to Bougee by Christine Hoang

The Passive Aggressive Society, So You Say by Sandra Hosking

Water Damage by Paige Zubel

Blue Giraffe by Stacey Lane

Apocalypse Interruptus by Kay Phillips

It Just Is by L.H. Grant

The Author's Autopsy by Stacey Lane

Every Man for Himself by Nick Pinelli (drawn)
Swipe Right at the Bar by Colleen O'Doherty (drawn)
Putting the Fair in Tooth Fairy by Dwayne Yancey (drawn)
Doughnut Shop Dates by Jeff Strausser (drawn)
Permanent by Reed Halvorson (drawn)
Tomato by Charlene Donaghy (drawn)
The Proposal by Steve Flowers (voted)
King of Kings by G.D. Kimble (voted)
Elevated by Colleen O'Doherty (voted)
We Need to Talk by Loretta Wish (voted)
The Interview by Becca Anderson (voted)
The Toasts by Christine Weems (voted)

MONDAY, November 6 @ 8PM

Before Lights Go Out by Evan Guilford Blake

The Proposal by Steve Flowers

The Interview by Becca Anderson

Beth Goes Caroling by Scott Mullen

Elevated by Colleen O'Doherty

King of Kings by G.D. Kimble

A Little Fresh Air by Mark Harvey Levine

From Refugee to Bougee by Christine Hoang

The Author's Autopsy by Stacey Lane (drawn)
The Passive Aggressive Society, So You Say by Sandra Hosking (drawn)
Doughnut Shop Dates by Jeff Strausser (drawn)
Putting the Fair in Tooth Fairy by Dwayne Yancey (drawn)
Post Mortem by David Lewison (drawn)
The Toasts by Christine Weems (voted)
Apocalypse Interruptus by Kay Phillips (voted)
Welcome to Icare 3.1 by Chelsea Muzar (drawn)
Paindemoneum by Joyce Fontana (voted)
The Fourth Ghost by Arthur M. Jolly (voted)
Swipe Right at the Bar by Colleen O'Doherty (voted)
It Takes a Toll by Bryan Maynard (voted)

THURSDAY, November 9 @ 8PM

Paindemoneum by Joyce Fontana

Welcome to Icare 3.1 by Chelsea Muzar

Post Mortem by David Lewison

Putting the Fair in Tooth Fairy by Dwayne Yancey

Water Damage by Paige Zubel

Tomato by Charlene Donaghy

The Proposal by Steve Flowers

The Toasts by Christine Weems

Apocalypse Interruptus by Kay Phillips (drawn)
Blue Giraffe by Stacey Lane (drawn)
King of Kings by G. D. Kimble (drawn)
Ew by Fernando Dovalina (drawn)
The Fourth Ghost by Arthur M. Jolly (drawn)
Swipe Right at the Bar by Colleen O'Doherty (voted)
It Takes a Toll by Bryan Maynard (voted)
It Just Is by L. H. Grant (voted)
The Interview by Becca Anderson (voted)
Donut Shop Dates by Jeff Strausser (voted)
Every Man for Himself by Nick Pinelli (drawn)
The Passive Aggressive Society, So You Say by Sandra Hosking (voted)

 

FRIDAY, November 10 @ 8PM

We Need to Talk by Loretta Wish

The Passive Aggressive Society, So You Say by Sandra Hosking

It Just Is by L.H. Grant

The Interview by Becca Anderson

Beth Goes Caroling by Scott Mullen

Every Man for Himself by Nick Pinelli

The Fourth Ghost by Arthur M. Jolly

Tomato by Charlene Donaghy

Paindemoneum by Joyce Fontana (drawn)
Elevated by Colleen O'Doherty (drawn)
It Takes a Toll by Bryan Maynard (drawn)
The Author's Autopsy by Stacey Lane (drawn)
Apocalypse Interrupted by Kay Phillips (drawn)
Welcome to Icare 3.1 by Chelsea Muzar (drawn)
Ew by Fernando Dovalina (voted)
Blue Giraffe by Stacey Lane (voted)
Swipe Right at the Bar by Colleen O'Doherty (voted)
The Toasts by Christine Weems (voted)
Chicken or Meatloaf by Eric Weill (voted)
Putting the Fair in Tooth Fairy by Dwayne Yancey (voted)

SATURDAY, November 11 @ 8PM

We Need to Talk by Loretta Wish

Elevated by Colleen O'Doherty

Doughnut Shop Dates by Jeff Strausser

Confessions You Make to Your Selfies by S.L. Daniels

Permanent by Reed Halvorson

Apocalypse Interruptus by Kay Phillips

A Little Fresh Air by Mark Harvey Levine

The Passport by Arthur M. Jolly

Beth Goes Caroling by Scott Mullen (drawn)
The Passive Aggressive Society, So You Say by Sandra Hosking (drawn)
It Takes a Toll by Bryan Maynard (drawn)
Swipe Right at the Bar by Colleen O'Doherty (drawn)
She Wanted Me by Marj O'Neill-Butler (voted)
Putting the Fair in Tooth Fairy by Dwayne Yancey (drawn)
The Fourth Ghost by Arthur M. Jolly (drawn)
Ew by Fernando Dovalina (voted)
King of Kings by G. D. Kimble (voted)
It just Is by L. H. Grant (voted)
The Toasts by Christine Weems (voted)
The Proposal by Steve Flowers (voted)

SUNDAY, November 12 @ 3PM

King of Kings by G.D. Kimble

The Proposal by Steve Flowers

She Wanted Me by Marj O'Neill Butler

Swipe Right at the Bar by Colleen O'Doherty

It Takes a Toll by Bryan Maynard

Blue Giraffe by Stacey Lane

Chicken or Meatloaf by Eric Weill

Ew by Fernando Dovalina

Post Mortem by David Lewison (drawn)
A Little Fresh Air by Mark Harvey Levine (drawn)
The Passive Aggressive Society, So You Say by Sandra Hosking (drawn)
Before Lights Out by Evan Guilford-Blake (drawn)
Confessions You Make to Your Selfie by S.I. Daniels (drawn)
Putting the Fair in Toothy Fairy by Dwayne Yancey (drawn)
We Need to Talk by Loretta Bolger Wish (voted)
Donut Shop Dates by Jeff Strausser (voted)
The Toasts by Christine Weems (voted)
Apocalypse Interrupted by Kay Phillips (voted)
It Just Is by L.H. Grant (voted)
Beth Goes Caroling by Arthur M. Jolly (voted)

THURSDAY, November 16 @ 8PM

The Author's Autopsy by Stacey Lane

Before Lights Out by Evan Guilford Blake

The Passive Aggressive Society, So You Say by Sandra Hosking

Permanent by Reed Halvorson

It Takes a Toll by Bryan Maynard

Swipe Right at the Bar by Colleen O'Doherty

Everyman for Himself by Nick Pinelli

Post Mortem by David Lewison

FRIDAY, November 17 @ 8PM

The Toasts by Christine Weems

The Interview by Becca Anderson

Beth Goes Caroling by Scott Mullen

Doughnut Shop Dates by Jeff Strausser

Elevated by Colleen O'Doherty

She Wanted Me by Marj O'Neill Butler

Blue Giraffe by Stacey Lane

Chicken or Meatloaf by Eric Weill

SATURDAY, November 18 @ 8PM

Confessions You Make to Your Selfie by S.L. Daniels

Ew by Fernando Dovalina

The Passport by Arthur M. Jolly

Apocalypse Interruptus by Kay Philips

Welcome to iCare 3.1 by Chelsea Muzar

Putting the Fair in Tooth Fairy by Dwayne Yancey

The Fourth Ghost by Arthur M. Jolly

Paindemoneum by Joyce Fontana

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