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John Chatterton's Short Play Lab Series Concludes Current Season with 12 New Plays

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John Chatterton's Short Play Lab Series Concludes Current Season with 12 New Plays

John Chatterton's celebrated Short Play lab series concludes its current season with a dozen hot topics in two programs over one weekend. This weekend, Saturday & Sunday at Roy Arias Theaters will be the premiere a final set of 12 new short plays before beginning the festivities that is the 15th Anniversary Season of THE MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL.

The Short Play Lab is two programs of 10 minute plays - some are preambles to larger works while others are Serling-esque parables that are subject for our approval.

Learn more about the Midtown International Theater Festival and the Short Play Lab at www.midtownfestival.org.

Program A: Sat. 7 pm and Sun. 4 pm

The Messenger written and directed by Jeff S. Dailey
An ancient Sumerian poem shows the actions of a princess when she discovers her lover is dead.

The Prodigal One by Anthony Darden
A classic tale of sibling rivalry is complicated by a mother's dementia. Emotions erupt as a brother and sister come to terms with change and loss.

Strangers in the Night by Marine Sialelli
When a wealthy divorcee is visited by an art-loving burglar in the wee hours before dawn, he plays the willing victim in exchange for much-needed companionship.

The Brotherhood written & directed by Katie Mack & Okema T. Moore
The Brotherhood ... these are men that you think you know, but you've never seen them in this way.

Daguerreotype Dialogue #4 by Michael K. White & Dianna Stark
One picture is worth 1226 words.

Under The Northern Lights by John Ladd
Jim and Marie desperately want to have a child, but what can they do when all else has failed?

Program B (Sat. 9 pm & Sun. 2 pm)

The Cat Lady Support Group by Sarah du Rivage-Jacobs
How far would you go to support your crazy, cat-loving best friend?

Tossing Fries by Brian Price
A comedy about looking at the ironies of looking for advice in facing the unknown.

Seven Scenes Of Grande Grande Blah Blah Blah written & directed by Robert Liebowitz
The Past and The Future argue who owns the Present ... from a crowded seat at a coffee house.
(Part of Genesis/M Center's Playwrights Workshop.)

Curtain Rods by Ted Montuori
Dallas, Texas, 1963; Lee waits for a slow elevator.
(Part of Genesis/M Center's Playwrights Workshop.)

Why Should I Be Allowed To Touch The Sky? by Kyle J. Bunch

No Sports by Anastacia L. Tucker
Two parents receive a letter informing them that there will be no more sports activities in school. They are alarmed and try to figure out a plan.

Sell Me written & directed by Shannon Mann
Leanne makes her living through exploitation. Enter Mercy, who soon realizes this is not the audition she expected. Lured in, but not trapped, the hopeful model manipulates this woman's desperation.

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