Lancaster’s 24 Hour Plays – 10/15/2014

Lancaster’s 24 Hour Plays is a special night of experimental theater where six writers, six directors, twenty-four actors, and a production team come together to write, rehearse and produce six plays over the course of 24 hours!

This year the plays will be performed for the public at the end of the 24 hour creation process on Saturday, November 15 at 7pm (doors open @ 6pm) at Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, 328 W. Orange St., Lancaster, PA.

24 Hour Plays 2014 posterClick here to get your Eventbrite ticket.

Since their inception in New York City in 1995, 24 Hour Plays ( have been performed for audiences throughout the United States and the world – attracting both professional and amateur theater artists.  Talent involved in past 24 Hour Plays includes Jennifer Aniston, Rosie Perez, Kevin Spacey, Vince Vaughn and Elijah Wood.

This will be the 4th annual 24 Hour Plays event in Lancaster. The first was a sold out performance at The Candy Factory in November 2011 and was produced by Wood Stove House and Creative Works of Lancaster. You can find a recap of that production here. In November 2012 the event was staged at Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster. You can listen to a podcast recap of Lancaster’s 24 Hour Plays 2012. The 2013 production took place at Tellus360. Both the 2012 and 2013 events were produced by Wood Stove House with the production team consisting of Steve Carlson, Jason Mundok and Susanne Mundok.

This will be the first year that Creative Works will be solely responsible for the production, though the lead, Steve Carlson, has been involved in all four events.

You can hear Steve discussing the 2013 production with Cary Burkett from WITF Radio’s Arts & Culture Desk (89.5 FM).

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“The Silence of the Socks” reboot at 551 West

Our sock puppet parody of the psychological thriller Silence of the Lambs. See Clarice, Hannibal the Cannibal, and Buffalo Bill in their footwear forms. Sunday, October 19, 2014. $5 cover at the door. 4PM, 6PM, or 8PM

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When: Sunday 19 October, shows 
at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm


551 West, 551 W King St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

Cover: $5.00 at the door

Win Fabulous Prizes and Sock Puppet Notoriety



Life, for a sock puppet, can be hard. Our good friend Norman (@SockNormanBates) often tweets about it with the kind of saying or idiom that makes a lot more sense if you’re a sock. Follow him on Twitter, you’ll see what we mean.

But now it’s your turn to put yourself in his place, to figuratively put your foot in your mouth. Creative Works of Lancaster is sponsoring our #SockSayings contest!

What is it? A challenge to see who can come up the best saying, phrase, or idiom that socks would say.

How do I participate? You can participate on Twitter or on Facebook.
On Twitter, just tweet your phrase or idiom and include the hashtag #SockSayings in your tweet. You can also search for that hashtag and then retweet or favorite the ones you think are best.
On Facebook, post your saying on the Creative Works of Lancaster page and include the hashtag #SockSayings in your post. You can also check out our Facebook page and like the sayings that you think are the best.

When is this contest? It begins now, as you read this. And it will run through 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, October 12.

How is a winner chosen? On Monday, October 13 we will post on our Facebook page the top three most liked sayings from Facebook and the top three most favorited or retweeted sayings from Twitter. Then you vote with your likes on our Facebook page. The saying with the most likes by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, October 14 wins.

What is the prize? We’re glad you asked.
First, the winner gets two free tickets to see Silence of the Socks at 551 West on Sunday, October 19.
Second, the winning sock saying will be printed on a t-shirt being spoken by none other than Norman Bates himself. Those t-shirts will be available for sale at Silence of the Socks and the winner will receive one free.
That’s right! You were born for this contest. So start your creative juices flowing now.
And remember, it’s like Norman always says, “If the shoe fits… Hey! Who turned out the lights?” #SockSayings

Thanks to all who voted for your favorite #SockSayings. Polls are now closed.

Congratulations to Elvis D. Smith ‏(@BroadwayElvis14) for his winning entry

"Does enchantment pour out of ev'ry drawer? No, it's just on the feet where you live!" 

He wins 2 free tickets to “Silence of the Socks” Sunday 19 October 2014 at 4, 6 or 8pm and a free Tee shirt with his #SockSayings on it! (Tees will also be available for sale at the performance.)