by LCVB staff member Danielle Battaglia

Fine Arts Association hosts 21st Annual One Act Festival

The Fine Arts Association announced the 21st Annual One Act Festival- Ten Below on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. from February 10-18, 2017.  There are twenty-two cast members in this year’s festival, including a mix of festival veterans and some newcomers.

Filled with a unique balance of funny, dramatic and brilliant work, this season’s One Act Festival features:



Fight or Flight  by Kirsten Easton (Greeley, CO)

That space in time between when you see what’s ahead – and when you crash into it.


Suit Yourself  by Chip Bolcik (Thousand Oaks, CA)

A friend in need is a friend indeed…even at a funeral.


One Night Stan  by Adam Szudrich (Paddington, Australia)

Three women meet Stan on different social media platforms and have three very different views of who Stan is.


Out  by Sheila Cowley (St. Petersburg, FL)

An incident during a minor league baseball game causes an insecure moment for an umpire and his wife.


Flight to Paris  by Tony Manzo (Middle Village, NY)

Panic ensues when a couple realize they have a contraband item in their carry-on baggage.    


Status Update  by Vince Gatton (New York, NY)

A mother and son find a new understanding of each other over social media.


An Evening with Julia Maggiano  by Bridget Grace Scheaff (Washington, DC)

The understudy has to go on for the lead in a one-woman show. 


Isn’t That Just Like Us.  by Allan Bates (Tangier, IN)

A happily married couple is considering an evening snack…eventually.


Yellow Submarine  by Stanley Toledo (Rio Vista, CA)

In an effort to change his personal history, a man tells his wife he lived on a yellow submarine, but he can’t tell her anything she doesn’t already know about him.


Don’t Call Me Cupid  by Jonathan Cook (North Augusta, SC)

A woman is completely smitten with the new man in her life and is eager to show him off to her best friend, when love takes a backseat, however, as Cupid enters the picture.


Theater More Like Baseball  by Mark Cornell (Chapel Hill, NC)

A couple takes their friend to the theater to cheer him up, though the friend would rather go to a baseball game. 


Individual tickets for the One Act Festival are $20 per person, reserved seating and can be purchased by calling 440-951-7500 or online at

Discounted tickets are available for groups of ten and more.  Reservations for the festival are not required, but recommended.


The Fine Arts Association is located at 38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, OH  44094.  Safe, secure on-site parking is free.  The Main Gallery and Corning Auditorium are barrier free.

Since 1957, The Fine Arts Association has been serving the community by enhancing lives through performances, arts education, therapies, community partnerships and advocacy. For more information on the 2015-16 theater season and class schedules, visit or call 440-951-7500.

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