Stow resident takes first place in playwrighting competition

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Brandi Eaton of Stow took first place for her short play, "A Telegram in the World of Smartphones," at Weathervane Playhouse's fourth annual 8X10 TheatreFest.

Eaton's play was one of eight selected from 150 submissions. These eight were staged July 11 through 13 at Weathervane. The audience was asked to vote for the top three plays.

Second place play was "The Psycho's Path," by Aaron McDavis of Rowlet, Texas, and "You've Got the Wrong Dragon," by Rebecca Gorman O'Neill of Denver, Colo.

Eaton's play was directed by Bill Morgan and Pat Robertell-Hudson. Robertell-Hudson, a Silver Lake resident, won first place in the first 8X10 TheatreFest at Weathervane. Bringing the play to life were actors Scott Keating Davis, Kyla Williger and Al Klesh.

In addition to selecting the winning plays, the audiences also voted for the special prop, which must be included in all the entries for next year's 2015 competition - a vintage hand mirror. Pictures of the mirror and all the details about next year's competition will be posted on the Weathervane website in late fall 2014. 

The fifth annual 8x10 TheatreFest will be July 10, 11 and 12, 2015.

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