Produced by Frank Higgins, Joseph Concha and Pete Bakely,
at Fishtank Performance Studio
The event was billed as "ten bitesized plays," an evening of 10-minute one-acts by local playwrights. The short-form script is a tough format — some one-acts feel interminable. (A playwright must accomplish a lot in that abbreviated span, and it's harder than it looks.) But Natalie Liccardello's two-person scenario went by too quickly. Actors Pete Bakely and J. Will Fritz were just two guys arguing over who would sleep with a girl named Jenni. Right? Wrong! A twist halfway through let the audience share a collective "Oh, of course!" The moment brought laughter, proving the performers' full-on ownership of their characters. Actress-writer Liccardello's skillful comedy reached its natural denouement, but we wanted more. Encore!