The twice-a-year madhouse of 24-hour intensive creation once again gave actors a chance to test their mettle, writers a chance to craft something from scratch in the wee hours of the morning and directors to try to put all of the parts together in about twelve hours.
Five short original plays were presented to a live audience Saturday at the Barrow-Civic Theatre.
Barrow mainstay Brooke Lawrie was the circus master in the absence of Red-Eye founder Nick Hess, who was away at a wedding.
The next morning, the bleary-eyed writer's deliver their scripts, copies are made and doled out to the actors, many who are new to the stage and still shaking the cobwebs from their sleepy brains.
The directors begin figuring out how to make those printed words into a moving visual as the actors start memorizing their lines.
Notes are made for costumes, props, lights, sound effects and even a fake beard.
In about 24 hours it goes from start to successful finish. Cause no matter the missed light cues, fumbled lines or set piece failures, it is a success in creation