One Acts Festival

Once again Allegan Community Players will be presenting a One Act Festival!

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Performances will be May 15th at 7pm and May 16th at 2pm and 7pm. There will be a meet the playwright reception after the 7pm show on Saturday. All performances will be at the Griswold Auditorium in Allegan, MI!


Meet some of the playwrights:

John Byrne lives in Albany, Oregon with Cheryl French, an artist, and their teen age daughter Sean Marie, an actor.  He writes at home and does not screen his calls which means that he has heard most of the telemarketers and scam artists currently practicing.  When not answering the phone, he writes plays, short stories and poems.  His stage work has been produced in theatres in nine states.  The Allegan Players are the first group in Michigan to have the good taste to stage a world premier of one of his plays.

Zachary Tuttle wrote the play Letters from the Trench. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI and in 2007 graduated from Hopkins High School.  In middle school he caught the acting bug by acting in his very first play; The Music Man.  Through out middle school and High school he performed in many productions from Dracula to The King and I. Soon after graduating Zachary met up with the Play N Well players and acted in several wonderful plays like Grand Junction. The Play N Well players is where he had a chance to write my first one act play called Jack’s Tale: the truth behind Jack and Jill and a year later wrote Zombie Therapy.  In 2010 Zachary left Michigan to attend Full Sail University in Florida to pursue a Film Degree. While in Full Sail University he worked on over 40 short films and Graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor in Film. After graduating he moved back up to Michigan where he became a member of The Allegan Community Players. It is through the players where he performed in a stage reading of Combat of the Masks. Soon through The Allegan Community Players Zachary wrote The Chicago King and directed Unexpected Endings in the first One Acts Festival. Zachary is currently residing in Florida where he is working on various projects. When he heard The Allegan Community Players were doing another one act fesitval he wrote Letters from the Trench that takes place during World War 1.  We the audience follow the letters between a solider and his love back home. He was inspired to write this piece because he really wanted to honor the ones who fight for our freedom abroad and the loved ones they leave behind. He is also a huge history nerd and knowing that 100 years ago the world was waging a war on a world scale for the first time he wanted to share a glimpse of someone going through the hardships of that era. He hopes everyone enjoys the play and supports their local theater. For Zach, he will continue to write, produce, act, direct, ect., and try to live life to the fullest.

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