8x10 TheatreFest

Weathervane Playhouse

Akron, OH
Community Theatre

Written by: Various Authors

January 13 - January 23, 2022

Show Description:

Weathervane celebrates the art of the short-format play with our 10th 8x10 TheatreFest. These submissions would have been seen during our 2019-2020 season. Each play is written with a specific prop selected by the previous season’s audiences.

Each of the eight 10-minute plays in this year's festival feature a common item: a take-out food container!

Staff and Cast

Outside the Box by Barry Wood of Navenby, Lincolnshire, UK - directed by Melanie YC Pepe
Parent Teacher Interviews by Lindsey Brown of Auckland, NZ - directed by April Deming
The Handle by Scott Sullivan of South Hamilton, MA - directed by Jack-Anthony Ina
Finding Help by Marj O'Neill-Butler of Miami Beach, FL - directed by Tabitha Rox


Waiting by Jennifer O'Grady of Pelham, NY - directed by Joshua Larkin
Nice and Kind by Stephen Taft of Cedar Falls, IA - directed by Fred Gloor
best-laid plans by Rinn Packard of Evanston, IL - directed by Sandy Eaglan
The Lizard by Scott Mullen of Burbank, CA - directed by Brian Westerley


7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
2:30pm Sundays



(330) 836-2626

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Health and Safety Guidelines

Due to a substantial level of spread of COVID-19 in Summit County and the impact of the Delta variant, we must act to ensure the safety for our audiences, performers, volunteers and staff members. With the announcement of these safety measures, Weathervane now joins over a dozen Northeast Ohio theater companies with similar requirements. We believe strongly that this policy will provide both audiences and theater artists with a critical additional layer of safety. Therefore, we will be implementing the following safety measures for our ticketholders, beginning September 30:

You will be asked to show your proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID test result taken within 72 hours of your ticketed performance, as well as a photo ID.

Children ages 11 and younger do not need a negative COVID-19 test result to attend.

All audience members, regardless of age or vaccination status, will be required to wear a face mask (covering both the nose and mouth) in all areas of our building and during the performance. Our front-of-house and backstage volunteers will also be masked for everyone’s safety.

If you have a specific question or issue concerning your tickets in regard to these measures, please contact Keith Campbell at 330-836-2626 (or e-mail him at kcampbell@weathervaneplayhouse.com) to discuss flexible options for your tickets.

We at Weathervane will continue to regularly evaluate our health and safety policies and will make adjustments we deem necessary based on community health data and the guidance of our local public-health officials.

In addition to the current policy, several upgrades have been made to Weathervane’s building and procedures for health and safety reasons. These include:

Weathervane has upgraded all building HVAC filters to MERV 13 as currently recommended by Ohio’s COVID-19 Information and Checklist for Improving Indoor Air Quality.

Before and during all performances, Weathervane will continuously run the system fan on the HVAC units for the lobby, theater house, and stage.

Additional air purification units have been added in smaller spaces including dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms/classrooms, and greenroom.

An ozone generator is on hand for use between classes, shows, and/or rehearsals, as needed.

All spaces are disinfected between classes, shows, and/or rehearsals.

We now require masks (covering both the nose and mouth) for all staff, volunteers, and guests in the building when not performing on stage. Masks are required for all areas of the Playhouse.

Current productions include the modification of scenic designs to allow for additional distancing between performers and audience.

Cancellation of post-show meet & greets.

If you have additional questions about these safety measures, please feel free to e-mail info@weathervaneplayhouse.com.

Content Advisories

This production has no content advisories.


Weathervane Playhouse
1301 Weathervane Lane
Akron, Ohio 44313