PLAYING NOW

November 10 - 19

Thursday - Saturdays at 8PM

Sundays at 2PM

Obsidian Theatre

3522 White Oak

Tickets: $18

Reservations:

info@conemanrunning.com

Returning again after our successful premiere, THE FIVE MINUTE MILE is a unique night of theatre where any given night you can see plays about meeting the parents, superhero problems, the Friend Zone, the realities of being a refugee, salesmen’s schtick, accepting yourself, fictional relationships, 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!

 

From a submission pool of almost 400 short plays and monologues, this festival features plays from 32 playwrights across the country. We are proud to announce the 32 plays that have been selected are as follows:

Car Hell by Lesli Zephyr

Maggie is an average gal seeking a new vehicle. Brad is a Sales Associate who considers himself a slick, force of nature, especially with women. In a battle of wills, where minds and ethics collide, one thing is for certain, you will never look at purchasing a car the same way again. (Cheramie Hopper and Calvin Hudson)


Carved-Out Light by Stephanie Hutchinson

A beautiful vase, glowing from within, sits on an art gallery shelf. She is joined by a divaesque “new girl” vase who blames the glassblower for her woes… (Brittny Bush and Elizabeth Grant)


Chick Flick by Sandra Hosking

In Chick Flick, three stock female characters from the movies--the ingenue, her plucky friend and her antagonist--explore love, rivalry, hidden desires and who they should aspire to be. (Kacie Adams, Brittny Bush and Whitney Zangarine)


Crazy by David Lewison

When a single woman snaps and begins questioning random passing strangers about their relationship status, she ends up meeting the one man who might just be right for her… (Kacie Adams, Sam Denomy, Calvin Hudson, Ashley Slaughter

and Lance Zierlein)


The Father by Rod McFadden

A famous superhero tests the limits of his parenting skills, among other things.  (Sam Denomy and Bryan Maynard)


Goodb(eye) by Greg Romero

A man and woman, a secret romance, static electricity passes through the phone wires, as a giant eye inexplicably hovers over the city. (Bryan Maynard and Whitney Zangarine)


Icarus and Bellerophon: A Short Conversation by Tom Klocke

Everyone knows the story of Icarus and the wax wings.  Meanwhile, the lesser known Bellerophon has been bucked off the back of Pegasus by Zeus for having the hubris to think he could joint the gods on Olympus. These two Greek Heroes accidentally meet up mid air, falling out of their respective myths, plummeting to their destinies below. (Sam Denomy and Bryan Maynard)


I’m Dating As Fast As I Can by Loretta Wish

Despite her skepticism Kelly agrees to an evening of speed dating, and although it's even worse than she had anticipated, she's ultimately glad she gave it a try. (Whitney Zangarine)


The Icing by Alex Rubin

Frances got the promotion, and David is taking it lying down. On the couch. In this comedic bromance, Ben tries to motivate his depressed roommate, but David is more interested in 90's movies and couch pizza (yes, couch pizza) than showering... or moving in general. (Calvin Hudson and Ashley Slaughter)


The Last Days of the Gingerbread Man by Thomas Misuraca

This play finds the pastry of childhood nursery rhymes down on his luck and selling pieces of himself for money. (Elizabeth Grant and Ashley Slaughter)


The Last Laugh by Elizabeth Grant

You know your best friend like the back of your hand, right? What if you didn't? What if the back of your hand slapped you in the face after a concert, and then offered you a drink? Watch love, friendship, and Nu Metal collide in The Last Laugh. (Brittny Bush and Sam Denomy)


Life Support by Charles Leipart

Two young lovers and a red iPhone.  Are there too many people in this relationship? (Kacie Adams and Ashley Slaughter)


Love at First Write by Bryan Maynard

When a writer’s most romantic character falls madly in love with him, he has to think up a happy ending quick.  Otherwise, his deadline may be the death of him… (Kelsey Finstad, Cheramie Hopper, Calvin Hudson and Ashley Slaughter)


Maids of Dishonor ­by Christine Weems

Right before Alicia goes down the aisle, it is realized that she has never picked a Maid of Honor.  So her four bridesmaids jockey for the position - by throwing each other under the bus. (Brittny Bush, Kelsey Finstad, Elizabeth Grant, Renata Smith

and Whitney Zangarine)


The Matchburner by Emilio Iasiello

A chance encounter with an old friend forces a self-exiled loner to come to terms with the loss of his pyromaniac girlfriend. (Ashley Slaughter)

 

New Mistakes by Matthew Weaver

Lonely hearts Sam and Wally text each other right before finally meeting in person for the first time. But Wally has kind of an unusual request: He's always wanted to kiss a stranger in public! (Renata Smith and Lance Zierlein)

 

Northern Lights by Jordan Henry

After Lisa survives a heart-attack and open-heart surgery, she reevaluates what she wants from life and tries to convince her fiancée, Candice, that life is too short to play it safe. With their wedding soon approaching, how much is each woman willing to sacrifice in order to have the life they want? (Kacie Adams and Cheramie Hopper)


On Arriving at the Refugee Processing Center, UNHCR by Ivan Faute

A Syrian mother arrives at a refugee camp for processing, and ponders about what she most regrets leaving behind as she fled. (Brittny Bush)


Quality Assurance by Allie Costa

In this fast and funny story, a telemarketer doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing. (Sam Denomy and Elizabeth Grant)


The Recruiter by Dwayne Yancey

A scene about gender discrimination in college sports. A college recruiter shows up at a rural school asking about a particular football player; oblivious to the softball player banging home runs in batting practice. (Kacie Adams, Bryan Maynard and Lance Zierlein)


Salt by Eileen Campbell

Carmen and Avery prepare for the arrival of Carmen's father, who is about to learn of his daughter's sexuality and relationship. The two women explore their own misgivings as well as determine the root of their anxieties. (Brittny Bush and Elizabeth Grant)


The Scanlon Road by Vivian Lermond

Take a Type A American tourist and a Type B Irish local, a language barrier and bad directions, then stay tuned for a finale that promises more fun than a bit of fishin'. (Ashley Slaughter and Lance Zierlein)


She Licks His Face in the End by Alex Dremann

Spoiler alert, she licks his face in the end. (Cheramie Hooper and Lance Zierlein)


Sometimes You Just Want to Be Alone by Carl Williams

A young woman can want to be alone, can’t she?  There's nothing wrong with that, is there?  Except when she doesn’t want to be, and then what?  One more time around. (Bryan Maynard and Whitney Zangarine)


A Special Message to Young Women Everywhere From Someone Who Cares by Nicholas Garelick

#motivationalspeaker #mansplaining #hashtag #blessed #noonelikesKaitlyn

(Sam Denomy)


Stripmall by Greg Hudson

A hardware store clerk uses Shakespearean-style language to win over his crush. A one-actor-show in rhyme. (Calvin Hudson)


Table Manners in Tribeca by William Fowkes

How to handle an ex-boyfriend who tries to come between you and your date. (Sam Denomy and Whitney Zangarine)

 

Tankinis and Frat Boys by Stacey Lane

Tanya, with romance novel in hand, is on a mission to relax at her apartment swimming pool. However, a group of rowdy young men have taken over her usually peaceful territory.  Obsessing about what the guys must be thinking about her body, Tanya makes sure to judge them equally as harshly. Double standards abound in this comedic female monologue. (Cheramie Hooper)


Things I Put in My Mouth by Joe Janes

George, a lonely highway construction worker, has a bit of an oral fixation.

(Bryan Maynard)


Waxing Poetic by Steve Flowers

Guy is a young man having a lot of trouble meeting the right woman. He goes to a local singles bar to better his chances, but still has no luck. He seeks the wisdom of Bart (the bartender) for any helpful advice he would be willing to share. (Bryan Maynard and Lance Zierlein)


Weakness Available Upon Request by Earl Roske

Every superhero has a dream: to be a part of a superhero team! Every superhero has a weakness. But what if you are a superhero with the dream, but no weakness? What are you going to do? (Calvin Hudson and Lance Zierlein)


You’re Late by Mark Harvey Levine

The world's most depressing 2 minute play. (Kacie Adams, Kelsey Finstad, Cheramie Hooper, Ashley Slaughter, Renata Smith and Lance Zierlein)

CAST:

Kacie Adams

Brittny Bush

Sam Denomy

Kelsey Finstad

Elizabeth Grant

Cheramie Hopper

Calvin Hudson

Bryan Maynard

Ash Slaughter

Renata Smith

Whitney Zangarine

Lance Zierlein

DIRECTED BY

Renata Smith and

Christine Weems

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:

Michael Weems

PERFORMED SHOWS:

 

Thursday 11/10 @ 8PM

Icarus & Bellerophon: A Short Conversation by Tom Klocke

She Licks His Face in the End by Alex Dremann

Chick Flick by Sandra Hosking

Love at First Write by Bryan Maynard

Carved-Out Light by Stephanie Hutchinson

The Matchburner by Emilio Iasiello

Crazy by David Lewison

A Special Message to Young Women Everywhere From Someone Who Cares by Nicholas Garelick

Car Hell by Lesli Zephyr

The Last Days of the Gingerbread Man by Thomas Misuraca

Stripmall by Greg Hudson

Salt by Eileen Campbell

The Icing by Alex Rubin

Goodb(eye) by Greg Romero

You're Late by Mark Harvey Levine

I'm Dating As Fast As I Can by Loretta Wish

Weaknesses Available Upon Request by Earl Roske

Maids of Dishonor by Christine Weems

Life Support by Charles Leipart

Waxing Poetic by Steve Flowers

Friday 11/11 @ 8PM

You're Late by Mark Harvey Levine

Carved-Out Light by Stephanie Hutchinson

Waxing Poetic by Steve Flowers

The Last Laugh by Elizabeth Grant

Car Hell by Lesli Zephyr

Table Manners in Tribeca by William Fowkes

Life Support by Charles Leipart

New Mistakes by Matthew Weaver

Love at First Write by Bryan Maynard

The Father by Rod McFadden

Maids of Dishonor by Christine Weems

The Recruiter by Dwayne Yancey

Stripmall by Greg Hudson

Goodb(eye) by Greg Romero

Quality Assurance by Allie Costa

Things I Put in My Mouth

Crazy by David Lewison

Icarus & Bellerophon: A Short Conversation by Tom Klocke

Northern Lights by Jordan Henry

I'm Dating As Fast As I Can by Loretta Wish

Saturday 11/12 @ 8PM

Maids of Dishonor by Christine Weems

Stripmall by Greg Hudson

The Last Days of the Gingerbread Man by Thomas Misuraca

Weaknesses Available Upon Request by Earl Roske

Sometimes You Just Want to Be Alone by Carl Williams

Quality Assurance by Allie Costa

Tankinis and Frat Boys by Stacey Lane

The Recruiter by Dwayne Yancey

Car Hell by Lesli Zephyr

Life Support by Charles Leipart

Icarus & Bellerophon: A Short Conversation by Tom Klocke

The Scanlon Road by Vivian Lermond

Chick Flick by Sandra Hosking

The Matchburner by Emilio Iasiello

Crazy by David Lewison

Table Manners in Tribeca by William Fowkes

Waxing Poetic by Steve Flowers

A Special Message to Young Women Everywhere from Someone Who Cares by Nicholas Garelick

You're Late by Mark Harvey Levine

I'm Dating As Fast As I Can by Loretta Wish

Sunday 11/13 @ 2PM

Salt by Eileen Campbell

The Icing by Alex Rubin

Goodb(eye) by Greg Romero

On Arriving at the Refugee Process Center, UNHCR by Ivan Faute

The Scanlon Road by Vivian Lermond

The Father by Rod McFadden

Northern Lights by Jordan Henry

Things I Put in My Mouth by Joe Janes

Crazy by David Lewison
The Last Days of the Gingerbread Man by Thomas Misuraca
Love at First Write by Bryan Maynard
Waxing Poetic by Steve Flowers
Tankinis and Frat Boys by Stacey Lane
Life Support by Charles Leipart
She Licks His Face in the End by Alex Dremann
Icarus and Bellerophon: A Short Conversation by Tom Klocke
Chick Flick by Sandra Hosking
The Matchburner by Emilio Iaseillo
You're Late by Mark Harvey Levine
A Special Message to Young Women Everywhere from Someone Who Cares by Nicholas Garelick

Wednesday 11/16 @ 8PM

The Father  by Rod McFadden

On Arriving at the Refugee Process Center, UNHCR by Ivan Faute

You're Late by Mark Harvey Levine

Quality Assurance by Allie Costa

Car Hell by Leslie Zephyr

The Scanlon Road by Vivian Lermond

Goodb(eye) by Greg Romero

Life Support by Charles Leipart

Things I Put in My Mouth

Maids of Dishonor by Christine Weems

The Last Days of the Gingerbread Man by Thomas Misuraca

Northern Lights by Jordan Henry

A Special Message to Young Women Everywhere from Someone Who Cares by Nicholas Garelick

Salt by Eileen Campbell

Sometimes You Just Want to Be Alone by Carl L. Williams

Crazy by David Lewison

New Mistakes by Matthew Weaver

Chick Flick by Sandra Hosking

She Licks His Face in the End by Alex Dremann

I'm Dating As Fast As I Can by Loretta Wish

Thursday 11/17 @ 8PM

Weaknesses Available Upon Request by Earl Roske

Chick Flick by Sandra Hosking

The Last Days of the Gingerbread Man by Thomas Misuraca

Sometimes You Just Want to Be Alone by Carl Williams

A Special Message to Young Women Everywhere From Someone Who Cares by Nicholas Garelick

Northern Lights by Jordan Henry
Stripmall by Greg Hudson
New Mistakes by Matthew Weaver

On Arriving at the Refugee Process Center, UNHCR by Ivan Faute

Life Support by Charles Leipart

I'm Dating As Fast As I Can by Loretta Wish

You're Late by Mark Harvey Levine

Salt by Eileen Campbell

The Scanlon Road by Vivian Lermond

Tankinis and Frat Boys by Stacey Lane

The Recruiter by Dwayne Yancey

The Matchburner by Emilio Iasiello

Waxing Poetic by Steve Flowers

Maids of Dishonor by Christine Weems

Crazy by David Lewison

 

Friday 11/18 @ 8PM

She Licks His Face In the End by Alex Dremann

The Matchburner by Emilio Iasiello

Table Manners in Tribeca by William Fowkes
The Recruiter by Dwayne Yancey
I'm Dating As Fast As I Can by Loretta Wish
Love at First Write by Bryan Maynard

Icarus & Bellerophon: A Short Conversation by Tom Klocke
Maids of Dishonor by Christine Weems
 

Saturday 11/19 @ 8PM

The Icing by Alex Rubin

Tankinis and Frat Boys by Stacey Lane

Salt by Eileen Campbell

Crazy by David Lewison

Things I Put in My Mouth by Joe Janes

The Last Laugh by Elizabeth Grant

I'm Dating As Fast As I Can by Loretta Wish

Waxing Poetic by Steve Flowers

Car Hell by Lesli Zephyr

The Father  by Rod McFadden

The Recruiter by Dwayne Yancey

Quality Assurance by Allie Costa

The Scanlon Road by Vivian Lermond

Goodb(eye) by Greg Romero

The Last Days of the Gingerbread Man by Thomas Misuraca

Icarus & Bellerophon: A Short Conversation by Tom Klocke

Stripmall by Greg Hudson

Life Support by Charles Leipart

A Special Message to Young Women Everywhere from Someone Who Cares by Nicholas Garelick

Maids of Dishonor by Christine Weems

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