The Five Minute Mile
, which features the written contributions of six Houstonians, including Fernando Dovalina, Arthur Jolly and Bryan Maynard. “We put out a national call for monologues and plays,” says producer Michael Weems. “And we pared that down to 32. Eight plays are guaranteed every night, then six are picked out of a hat and the other six are voted on by the audience.” The play that most excites Weems, though, is likewise homegrown. “I’m biased a little, but Christine, my wife, has a play in here that’s fascinating — it’s a hybrid monologue-play called The Toasts
, as in a wedding toast. It alternates between the Maid of Honor
and The Best Man
, and it gets out of hand!”
8 p.m. Thursday. Continuing 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 8 p.m. November 6 and 12. Beacon Theatre, 5102 Navigation. November 2 through 18. For information, visit conemanprod.com
or call 281-972-5897. $15 to $20.
Cone Man Running is proud to present the return of the FIVE MINUTE MILE - THEATRE ON THE RUN! A unique night of theatre where any given night you can see plays about the end of the world, Christmas traditions gone awry, finding romance in unusual places, the pain of addiction, workplace oddities, the struggles of war, 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!
Artistic Director: Michael Weems
Directed by Cheramie Hopper and Kelsey Finstad
The Cast: Patrick Barton, Caprice Carter, Seth Cunningham, Kelsey Finstad, Ty Fisher, Cheramie Hopper, Andraes Hunt, Bryan Maynard, Christine Weems, Annie Wild and Whitney Zangarine
Show schedule coming soon at our website: www.conemanrunning.com
Imagine a theatrical choose-your-own-adventure novel — that’s not far from the premise of Cone Man Running’s new play festival