The 24 Hour Plays: Memphis
June 24, 2023 at 7:00pm
$15 - TheatreWorks at the Evergreen - 1705 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN
6 writers. 6 directors. 24 actors.
6 new, ten-minute plays created in 24 hours.
The 24 Hour Plays: Memphis is back for a second year! On June 24, 2023, LoneTree Live will bring together six writers, six directors and 24 actors from the local creative community to produce six short plays that are written and rehearsed in 24 hours. It's a chance to see some unique new work that likely never will be seen again, as this is a special event that pulls together creative teams to collaborate for just one day only.
The 24 Hour Plays: Memphis is committed to showcasing an outstanding group of artists that reflects the best of Memphis. The event is open to the public, and tickets are only $15, making it an affordable and accessible way for anyone to experience this one-time-only event. The production also is a great opportunity for theater lovers to support local artists and to see new and exciting work.
This production is based on a long-running format based out of New York City that has been produced around the world since 1995 and is called The 24 Hour Plays: https://24hourplays.com. LoneTree Live is glad to partner with them for a second year to license our own local affiliate production and to amplify the creative voices of our city in this unique format.
If you’re worried about watching 24 steady hours of theater, no need! It’s not 24 hours of plays, The 24 Hour Plays: Memphis is a performance of six short plays created in 24 hours. At 7:00 p.m. on Friday night, the writers, directors, and actors will meet and after that it's a sprint to the finish - the curtain goes up at 7:00 p.m. the next night!
Multi-instrumentalists and composers Austin DeVine and Jay Lattimore will perform for the crowd before the show and between the plays. A bar will be available and the audience is invited to join the artists for an informal gathering after the show in the theater space.
Don't miss your chance to see this incredible showcase of Memphis talent! Last year’s event was almost sold out and we are sure that word of this exclusive night of eclectic pieces will draw a big crowd. Secure your seat at the ticket link above!