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TenFest 2022: Out in the Open                     August 18-20 at 7:30pm, and August 21 at 2 pm
a festival of short plays by Vermont playwrights produced by the Vermont Playwrights Circle

Now in its 15th year, the 2022 TenFest theme is 'Out in the Open' and all of the ten 10-minute plays by local playwrights are set in a park.

Imagine what ten different local authors can do with the theme “out in the open '' after too many days shut in during COVID. There are plays with people, mosquitoes, dogs, birds, and even a Krampus. There are stories of love and deceit, friendship and family. Each play is a ten-minute slice of life that entertains, pulls the heartstrings, or makes you laugh.  

Join us this August in the comfort of the air conditioned Valley Players Theater for another festival of wonderful plays!

The Plays:

Birdbrains by Elizabeth Van Hazel, directed by Dvora Zipkin

Family Business by Tegan Garon, directed by F. Brett Cox

Holland Park by Jack Rushton, directed by Ruth Ann Pattee

Making Babies by Mary Beth McNulty, directed by Doug Bergstein

One Awful Day in Krampusburg by Patrick Cornacchio, directed by Paul Cavaliere

The Cat Lady by Dvora Zipkin. directed by Ruth Ann Pattee

The Dancing Queens by Ryan Poulin, directed by Dvora Zipkin

The First Anti-Vaxxers by James McLindon, directed by Jeanne Beckwith

The trees and deception by Margot Lasher, directed by Paul Cavaliere

You on the Other Side by Adam Booth, directed by Kohl Comtesse


TICKETS are $14 / $12 for students & seniors

TO RESERVE Call 802-583-1674 or email

Tell us your full name, date of show, number and types of tickets,

which can be paid by cash or check (made out to VPC) at the door.


We are asking all audience to wear a mask

in the theater at all times for everyone’s safety. Vaccinations recommended, but not checked.

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