Cardboard Box Theatre Project’s first-ever One Act Festival

Featuring four new works by Bay Area playwrights

Friday, August 27 at 8PM · Sunday, August, 29 at 7PM

San Jose, CA Cardboard Box Theatre Project will present its fourth production on August 27 & 29, 2010 at WORKS/San Jose in downtown San Jose, CA. Doors open half an hour before showtime (Show 8PM Friday; 7PM Sunday). (Concessions available) Tickets: Pay what you can.

Cardboard Box Theatre Project’s A Box of One Acts presents four new one-act plays by Bay Area playwrights and features both new and returning actors and directors.  The collection of works extends CBTP beyond its previous productions, as the works offer not only comedic moments but also serious contemplations of relationships, personal obstacles, and the desire to evolve or change.  Although each one-act play presents a very different world, all works feature common threads of transition and redefining relationships.  (Parental guidance suggested due to language and content.)

A Box of One Acts:  Julie Jigour’s Adeline provides a glimpse into the psychological ramifications of lost love as a mother and daughter struggle in different ways to battle their personal demons.  Chad Eschman’s Migration introduces us to a restless young assistant who develops an unexpected friendship with an unusual, but remarkably astute young boy.  Molly Murphy’s Sex Ed charts a realistic and contemporary vision of sex, relationships, and codes between brothers.   Phi Le’s It Ain’t Over Easy offers a noir-style murder mystery with philosophical and feline undertones.

Join us as we explore & celebrate

the work of four young and up-and-coming new playwrights!

A Box of One Acts

Time:               Friday, August 27, 2010 8PM (doors 7:30PM)

Sunday, August 29, 2010 7PM (doors 6:30PM)

Location:         WORKS/San Jose

451 South 1st Street,

San Jose, CA 95113

Price:               Pay what you can. Tickets at the door or by reservation.

To reserve seats email tickets@thecardboardbox.org

Company Website: www.thecardboardbox.org         (Find us on Facebook, Artslant, and Artsopolis)

A Box of One Acts

Adeline by Julie Jigour                                              Migration by Chad Eschman

Directed by Jeremy Lum                                            Directed by Greg Callaghan

Sex Ed by Molly Murphy                                            It Ain’t Over Easy by Phi Le

Directed by Maren Lovgren                                        Directed by Daniel Korth

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Cardboard Box Theatre Project is a South Bay theatre company, founded in 2009 by Santa Clara University alumni, dedicated to the presentation of new works and old works in new ways.

Artistic Directors – Maren Lovgren and Chad Eschman

Managing Director – Lauren Baines

Literary Manager/Dramaturg – Julie Jigour

Technical Director – Matthew Johns

cardboard box theatre project

Remember when you were little, and your parents got something in a big cardboard box, and you got to play with that box? It could be anything. It could be a fort, or a rocket ship, or even a tepee.

Remember when all you needed was your imagination?

We remember.

the cardboard box manifesto

•We believe theatre is essential.

•We believe theatre builds community and should be accessible.

•We believe theatre is a conversation between audience and performer.

•We believe theatre can be cheaper than the movies, and we’re already in 3D, so no special glasses.

•We believe in theatre by the people, for the people, and about anything.

•We believe theatre offers a story, any story, wrapped in a box.

And we believe that a cardboard box can be anything…

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