Teaching the Greek titan Atlas about gravity, carrying out a murder plot and falling in love aren’t things you would expect to take place in only 10 minutes.
On Friday at The ArtsCenter, the locally based play series 10 By 10 in the Triangle goes into its second week of performances. The collection of ten 10-minute plays — ranging from dramatic to comical — continues in what is its 10th year.
“It’s amazing that you can see such good plays in such a short amount of time,” said Jeri Lynn Schulke, artistic director of the center’s theater program. “And they’re all in one space.”
10 by 10 in the Triangle
Time: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday
Location: The ArtsCenter
With an initial pool of more than 900 scripts, the field was narrowed down to roughly 25 pieces after several rounds of elimination, a process that began in January. After directors picked from the reduced pool, the cast of 10 actors began rehearsing in early June.
In addition to the traditional showing of 10 By 10, the series will also feature a “best of” iteration in honor of the 10-year anniversary. The anniversary show will feature a completely different cast of 10 By 10 actors from years past.