At Last, Your Vote Counts

Ever feel like your voice just isn’t being heard? Like in that last election when a bunch of cringe-inducing nutbags got elected to run all the things? Or when you spent the night texting Dancing with the Stars and they still crowned that played-out Fresh Prince dude over your Duck Dynasty crush? It can be a real heartbreaker, but you should give democracy another chance. TeCo Theatrical Productions puts the power in the people's hands during the 13th Annual New Play Competition at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center (215 S. Tyler St). Six local playwrights will present their one-act productions as part of a competition that runs from Thursday through March 1. Each night, audience members vote for their favorite play. At the end of the run, votes are tallied and the winner gets a $1,000 prize to further their dramatic dreams. See, your vote can make a difference. Contestants include Lather, Rinse, Repeat, or The Dating Game by Antay Bilgutay, Hikers by Victor Bravo, 7-10 Split by Ruth Cantrell, Perchance To Dream by Paul William Engle, Can I Call You Daddy? by Sam Green and Nappily Ever After by Buster Spiller. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays; tickets are $15 to $20 and can be purchased at tecotheater.org or at the door.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 3:30 p.m. Starts: Feb. 19. Continues through March 1, 2015
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Jennifer Davis-Lamm