He thinks his luck has finally changed when he meets the artistic director, Todd Sparks.The People's Choice Award, as voted by the three audiences, went to Jim Prime of New Minas, for his work The Agency Sent Me, all about miscommunication when a businessman believes he is interviewing a young lady as his new executive assistant for his company.She thinks she is on a blind date arranged by a dating agency.
The King's Shorts weekend is always a high point for Annapolis Royal, with many locals and visitors enjoying themselves and participating in local community theatre.
Started as a theatrical experiment in 2007, the festival has become a fixture in the cultural life of the Annapolis Valley, this year attracting 83 scripts from around the world.
Plans are currently underway for the next King's Shorts, slated for June 16, 17 and 18, 2017 at King's Theatre.
We encourage all interested in submitting a script to follow the King's Theatre website for updates and information.
The tenth annual King's Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays completed its 2016 run on Sunday, June 19 with the last of three well-attended performances.
More than 500 patrons attended and Sunday was completely sold out, bringing the tenth anniversary of the festival to a successful closing.
To celebrate this milestone, some short video clips of the People's Choice plays from the last eight years were shown to begin the festival (year one was not video recorded). Of the eight plays performed, Theatre Nova Scotia (TNS) identified two as especially noteworthy and Nancy Morgan of TNS awarded these prizes.
Chase the Ace, written by Charles Salmon of Halifax, earned first place best written script.
His characters were Marg, an excitable, kind-hearted, dreamer on her way to Inverness, hoping to strike it rich.