Wiebe, Warkentin Win

The Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre  (WMT) announced the winners of their one act play-writing contest judged by Patrick Friesen and Maureen Hunter,  presented by WMT President Henri Enns.

First place,$700.00
“Wine and Little Breads” by Armin Wiebe,
What the judges said:
“This play about a serious subject — hypocrisy, repression and sexual
abus — is presented in a lively, humourous and heartfelt manner. The
language is authentic and the characters for the most part very well drawn.”

Henri Enns Congratulates Armin Wiebe. Photo Greg Giesbrecht

Henri Enns Congratulates Armin Wiebe. Photo Greg Giesbrecht

Second place: $500.00

Veralynn Warkentin and Henri Enns. Photo: Greg Giesbrecht

Veralynn Warkentin and Henri Enns. Photo: Greg Giesbrecht

“The Death of Pollyanna” by Veralyn Warkentin
What the judges said
“This radio play presents the arguments for and against assisted suicide
through a series of monologues,a little dialogue and the use of sounds. It
has humour and pathos, and Pollyanna’s character in particular is lively and
compelling.”

Third place: $300.00
“For the Greater Glory” by Henry Schroeder
What the judges said:
“This play deals with the issue of consciencious objection by examining the
real-life experiences of Frank Peters during World War Two. While there is
little conflict, the narrative is interesting and the story emerges through
the natural give and take of conversation.”

Third place winner Henry Schroeder was not able to get back from his Himalayan hiking trip in time to accept his award.