VisionFest 2009 Complete Line-up

“Fat Petey Gets It All Wrong”
by Ron Frankel (New Lebanon, N.Y.)
Directed by Glenn Proud
Starring Cory Conrad and Joel Ewing

Larry has cheated on his wife. To spare her pain in discovering this, he decides to have her killed. Unfortunately, the hit man he chooses may not be the right person for the job.

“The Corner of Glamis and Cawdor”
by Michael W. Moon (Aurora, Ill.)
Directed by Amber Hilgenkamp
Starring Brian Cicirello, Nick Heggestad, Madeline Long and Allison McNeela

In this retelling of the story of Macbeth, a street corner becomes Scotland and a witch, a shrouded figure, and an overacting Lady Macbeth help a young man learn the meaning of “something wicked this way comes.”

by Erin Barlow (Tulsa, Okla.)
Directed by Erin Barlow
Starring Monica Dionysiou and Joel Ewing

A portrait of two young adults, Sarah and Dave, concluding their first date, both desperate to make a connection with another human being; however, their individual tactics are fundamentally divergent.

by Elizabeth Nell Dubus (Prairieville, La.)
Starring Allison Dana and Josh Volkers

A man—a woman—an urban park at twilight. A romantic engagement? Chance encounter? Adulterous lovers meeting for the first time? The last time? Or two ships passing in the night—or—nothing at all.

“Canceling Christmas”
by James Armstrong (New York, N.Y.)
Starring Suzanne Bracken, Brian Cicirello, Cory Conrad, Nick Heggestad and Madeline Long

Imagining what might have happened when citizens first heard the news that a puritanical British parliament had banned the celebration of Christmas. Based on the true story of the Canterbury Christmas riots of 1647.

“Waiting for Oprah”

Created by Madeline Long (Arlington, Va.)
Featuring Madeline Long and Arianne Ellison

Strangers on a street corner somewhere outside Harpo Studios search for a reason why they wait for the-one-and-only… and why she’s going to make everything okay.

Scenic Design by Anders Jacobson and Judy Radovsky
Lighting Design by Eric Branson
Stage Manager – Mark Macoun