Talk about quick thinking.
Six professional acting troupes from the Washington, D.C. region are set to write, rehearse, and perform an original play in 24 hours during the annual "Play in a Day" festival. And lucky for Bethesda residents, it's all happening right in our backyard.
The eighth annual festival, produduced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, is set for 8 p.m. Saturday Feb. 11, at Imagination Stage in downtown Bethesda. That's when the curtain will rise, anyway -- the craziness starts the Friday before, when playwrights and directors are assigned themes for their ten-minute masterpieces.
The acting troupes participating this year hail from Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo, Flying V in Bethesda, Imagination Stage, Keegan Theatre in Arlington, Olney Theatre Center in Olney, and Round House Theatre in Bethesda.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online. Remaining tickets will be sold the evening of the performance.