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NYC One Act Theater Festival and Showcase
Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 7:00PM

Theatre 80 St Marks
80 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
between First and Second Avenues in the East Village


The NYC One-Act Theater Festival and Showcase is proud to premier three original plays: PLAY #1. “Deus ex Machina Short Circuit” is a play about a computer blogger named Minnesota Marty, who is shocked when his computer, i.e. “Google”, begins to speak to him. Minnesota Marty and Google discuss religion, irrationalism, omniscience, mortality and faith, in the context of the developing worldwide influence of the internet. Directed by Mary Tierney. PLAY #2. “Operation Paperclip” deals with an imaginary discussion between Werner van Braun and a character named Jacob, who was a Jewish victim of Nazi science. The play takes place in the United States at the time of the Apollo 11 moon landing, after Werner was brought to the US by US agents in order to work in the space program. Concepts of science versus morality, destruction versus beauty, divine intervention and humanity are explored in this play. Directed by Nicholas Bompart. PLAY #3. "Opposites and Contradictions" is the story of a young man, who may have once been a Psychiatrist, plagued by his own frustrated fantasies, uncertain dreams and mental insecurities. William evaluates his mental state, with the perhaps ghostly or dreamlike apparition, of Sigmund Freud. Throughout the play, William comes into conflict with three characters who are always with him; his Id (instincts), Ego (reality), and Superego (morality). The question of dreams is explored, and William must determine whether he is in reality, or living through a lucid dream. Directed by Holly Payne-Strange.