High school students’ 10-minute plays to be performed at Eureka College

10-minute play festival poster

Six Illinois high school students will see their original plays performed at the Illinois High School 10-Minute Play Festival at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22-23 in Pritchard Theatre at Eureka College. The productions, which will be performed by Eureka College students, were selected as winners in the college’s play competition for Illinois high school students. Admission is free. For tickets, call (309) 467-6363 or e-mail boxoffice@eureka.edu.

The students and their plays are:

  • Andrew Gray of Washington, Washington Community High School, for “Criminal Beginnings”
  • Eric Reichelt of Normal, Normal Community High School, for “The Last Song”
  • Jack Corkery of Villa Park, Willowbrook High School, for “Life Among the Still Lives”
  • David Wood of Lincolnshire, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, for “The Dichotomy of Man”
  • Aidan Murphy of Lincolnshire, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, for “Over Insured”
  • Julia Barich of Shorewood, Minooka Community High School, for “Dinner Dates”

Students submitted original, unpublished, unproduced 10-minute plays. One winner each was chosen from the classes of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Two winners were selected from all classes combined.

The festival is co-sponsored by the Live Theatre League of the Greater Peoria Area and underwritten by a grant from the Russell F. & Eleanor Sikes Peters Performing Arts Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois.

For more information, contact Eureka College assistant professor of theater Marty Lynch at (309) 467-6366.