Y’all a belle looks forward to UAB Theatre’s presentation of the Festival of Ten-Minute Plays every year. The show always sells out and is held at one of our fave places in the world–the Alys Stephens Center. The theme this year was “Let Me Out of Here: Eight Plays about Cages, Traps, and Prisons.” For the recession friendly price of $5, we got to see 8 ten minute plays. Talk about a cheap/fun date night with the sis!
My fave plays of the night were “Birdie” by Asha L. Holden; “Flushed” by Gregory Lallone; and “Feed Me” by Daniel Martin. Each play had its own unique charm, but these three plays stuck out to me for various reasons.
- “Birdie” had a theme that resonated with Tamika and I. It was about a girl whose grandmother kept her locked in a cage so she couldn’t get into trouble. This play dealt with mental control and how if a person is told something repeatedly (good or bad), they usually end up believing it.
- “Flushed” was absolutely hilarious! It revolved around three dumb drug dealers who flush their drugs after the cops come to their apartment. The play opened with one of the drug dealers getting beaten up by a gangster. You had to be there to see it!
- “Feed Me” was about a bear falling in love with a park ranger all because the ranger accidentally fed him. It was so funny! Especially when the bear hugged the park ranger and clawed him. Talk about a belle cracking up!
It’s so wonderful to support local art and artists. I was so excited to view the talent of up and coming playwrights. If you missed the festival, make certain you check it out next year. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.