The Shoes - A Dance Along Play Saturday, September 8, 2018

As the annual dance competition approaches, Marissa is cut from her dance team.  She is heartbroken, until she meets a mysterious wizard who offers her a pair of magic shoes.  Will she use them to help her old team win? In the end, she finds that friendships are what really matters.  Audience members are invited to join in the fun in a dance-off at the end of the play!

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Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Auditions Sunday, September 9, 2:00 to 5:00 PM and 

Monday Sept. 10, 7:00 to 9:00 PM 

Roles for 5 women, 1 man  (ages 18+)

Directed by Jennifer Crick

About: During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking  sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride's younger sister, whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women's spirit.  

Performances  Friday November 9, 7:00, Saturday November 10 7:00, and Friday, November 16 at 7:00 and Saturday, November 17 at 7:00

Our Stage

We perform in the lower level of St. Paul Community Church, 18200 Dixie Highway 23 Miles South of Chicago in Homewood, IL.

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How to submit your play for consideration

23 Miles South accepts submissions of full length and one act plays with a focus on female or other marginalized people as main characters and a primarily female cast. Send your play, synopsis and character descriptions to with "play submission" in the subject line.   If selected for production, playwright will receive a royalty payment.


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