Anything Can Happen, Oakland Play Festival - Saturday, Jan. 28th

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Anything Can Happen, Oakland Play Festival - Saturday, Jan. 28th

Anything Can Happen in 10 Minutes Edge of your seat excitement, laughs and drama. Featuring ten minute plays from the Bay Area and around th

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Pan Theater 120 Frank Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA 94612

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Anything Can Happen in 10 Minutes Edge of your seat excitement, laughs and drama. Featuring ten minute plays from the Bay Area and around the nation. Sellout performances. Exciting and new works.

We’ve read and reviewed literally hundreds of plays and hand picked the ones best suited for the idea of Anything Can Happen!Eight exciting plays will be presented.

We’ve chosen the funniest, most exciting and most dramatic possibilities that combine to create a sense of the possible.In ten minutes...tick, tick, tick...Drama, excitement. and edge of your seat laughs...

Plays being presented include:

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A Short-Short Play

Playwright: Kathryn Ryan


At her age the last thing Marilyn ever expected was to get carded at the entrance to the club where her favorite band from the 80’s has reunited. But the club bouncer Luis has no choice but to follow the rules and can’t admit her without a valid ID. To get in, Marilyn has to open up to Luis and face some uncomfortable truths about herself and the path she has taken.

Actors: Pamela & Patrick

Previously produced at:

The Lower East Side Play Fest in NYC

There Goes the Neighborhood

A Ten Minute Play

Playwright: Marjorie Williamson


Eleanor is deeply concerned about the character, finances and smoking habits of the single woman (a hairdresser!) moving into the big, pricey house next door. Eleanor’s husband, Richard, is more concerned about a nasty little problem that exists in their own house.

Sharon and Jeff

Previously produced at:

Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO


Playwright: Rose-Mary Harrington


Paramour is an ekphasis play inspired by the etching Night on the El Train by Edward Hopper. The time is 1918. The 19th Amendment is on the agenda. A man and a woman are stuck in the compartment of a train trying to realize their identity and relationship. The brevity of their stage life is interspersed with comments on their creator, the playwright.

: Sarah and Keith

Previously produced at:

Port City Playwrights, Wilmington

Final Fusion The Seven, Albuquerque

Finalist Downtown Urban Art Festival, New York

Equity Library Theater, New York


Playwright: Dana Leslie Goldstein


Kitty and Lauren, both eight years old are pretending to be grown-ups. But their role models haven’t been stellar, and their misunderstandings of adult behavior has both comical and painful results.

Lori and Valerie

Previously Produced at:

Dragon Eggs Short Play Incubator, San Jose

American Stage, St. Petersburg, FL

The Unconventional Contention Theater for the New City, NYC

Super Shorts, The Workshop Theater, NYC

Tandem Acts at Theatre Four, NYC

This Will Be Thine

Playwright: Cherielyn Ferguson


Every day Raf, a refuse worker, tosses away the trash we discard without a thought, making sure that once it’s gone, it’s gone. But an unexpected visitor is determined to get back something she feels she mistakenly threw away. Julie convinces a reluctant Raf to help her search through all the black plastic trash bags for a special stuffed bear.
Actors: Keith Marquez and Magda Mukhtar

Keith & Marie

Seating is limited get your tickets early. This show has sold out every year.

Early bird tickets $15. Early bird deadline November 9th. Regular admission/door tickets $20.


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