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The June 2014 Festival is moving to CENTURY COLLEGE!
JUNE 4-7

Our 10-Minute Play Festival is so popular, we are moving to a larger venue to accommodate everyone.

We tried adding a weekend last year, but since the second weekend in June is the Manitou Days / MarketFest kickoff and downtown White Bear Lake Parade, parking and access to Lakeshore Players was limited. This year, we are partnering with Century College to hold the Festival at their much larger theater.

Located about six miles southeast of Lakeshore Players with easy access from I-694, plenty of free parking, wheelchair accessibility, and more seating, we will be able to accommodate everyone in one weekend of performances!

The following plays submitted to our 10-Minute Play Contest were selected as finalists. CONGRATULATIONS, PLAYWRIGHTS!

Thank you to everyone on the 10MPF Committee, the Lakeshore Board and Staff, and the AMAZING volunteers at the 2014 Read Aloud Day, listening, reading, and voting!

  • Domestic Disturbances
    By Steven Korbar, Torrance, CA
    Directed By Gorden Hedahl
    A woman takes drastic steps over her husband's disturbing behavior.

  • Handprints
    By Lauren Hance, New Orleans, LA
    Directed By Kevin T. Houle
    Allison is gettin' hitched! The only thing missing is her father, due to his unyielding search for a tiny handprint.

  • Noir for Breakfast
    By Ron Burch, Los Angeles, CA
    Directed By Doug Dally
    Sam seems to be envisioning his breakfast as a noir event but, surely, that's just him. Isn't it?

  • Oh Crap!
    By Michael G. Wilmot
    London, ON, Canada
    Directed by Janice Murphy-Roman
    It was a simple variety store robbery that was almost idiot proof.... almost.

  • Return
    By Ross Tandowsky
    Tracy, CA
    Directed by Brian Sherman
    Is the customer always right? Depends on who you talk to.

  • Sleeping (Or Something Like That) Under The Stars
    By Greg Abbott, North Mankato, MN
    Directed By Jan Arford
    Patty’s ideal romantic evening is a night camping by the river. For Brendan, it's pure torture.

  • The Reality Principle
    By David Ebenbach, Washington, DC
    Directed By Troy Stolp
    Two children get into a debate on a subject that is a challenge for grownups as well.

  • The Wager
    By William Sikorski, Birchwood Village, MN
    Directed By Ginny Leutgeb
    A chance meeting in a park leads to an interesting wager.

  • The Wish Stick
    By Tim Bohn, Jonesboro, AR
    Directed By Jerry Gomis
    A man has doubts about getting married because his fiancé is under the power of The Wish Stick.

  • You're Driving Me Crazy #3
    By Todd Wallinger, Colorado Springs, CO
    Directed By Keith McCarthy
    A driver's ed student gets the backseat driver from hell.

10 plays will be presented at every performance, June 4-7
A ten-minute play is a streak of theatrical lightning. It doesn’t last long, but its power can stand your hair on end.

— Eric Lane, author of Take Ten

Each year, Lakeshore holds a highly regarded ten-minute play writing contest. Both novice and published playwrights from around the world submit new works to our contest. Out of hundreds submitted, we pick only the ten best for performance. See what all the fun is about at our 10th Annual Festival as directors and actors from across the Twin Cities debut new works at Century College.

(Content varies. Some plays may not be suitable for younger audiences.)

Tickets: $16 Regular, $14 Senior/Student

Sorry, the 10-Minute Play Contest is now closed.





This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.




June 4, Wed (7:30 pm)
>>Pay-what-you-can general admission rush tickets available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.
Advance reserved seats are still available at full price.

June 5, Thurs (7:30 pm)
>Post-show reception

June 6, Fri (7:30 pm)

June 7, Sat (2:00 pm)
>Post-show artist discussion

June 7, Sat (7:30 pm)

(Sorry, Sunday's performance cancelled due to conflict with MS150 event at Century)

Century College
West Campus Theater

3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN


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