New Summer 'Shorts' Start Today at The Studio
Summer in Arizona means two things: Triple digit temperatures and blazing creativity at Theatre Artists Studio as we present our 7th annual "New Summer Shorts" festival of 10-minute plays! Join us for this audience favorite, which features a sizzling selection of shorts penned by Studio members. Take a break from the heat this summer and plunge into the Studio's cool pool of talented theatre artists. This year's line-up includes:
Casting Pearls by Michael Fleck; Changing Times by Nina Koch; Gusto by Debra Rich Gettleman; Just Once by Les Leiter; The Last Swan by Alan Austin; No Substitutions by Debra Rich Gettleman; One Night Only by Michael Fleck; & You'll Never Find the Body by Alan and Marney Austin.
Presenter: Theatre Artists Studio
Venue: Theatre Artists Studio, 4848 E. Cactus Rd, #406, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Dates: June 12-22, 2014
Times: Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 General Admission; $10 Students 25 & Under, $15 Groups of 10 or More, Seniors 65 & Over & Members of the Military
Casting Pearls by Michael Fleck
Director: Richard Powers Hardt; Cast: Kent Welborn & Stuart Grant
In a brief encounter in a back alley, two homeless men, "Frog" and "The Poet," share a dumpster, some jug wine and their very different views on life.
Changing Times by Nina Koch
Director: Sue Back; Cast: Cynthia Elek & Robert Bledsoe
When a man faces a life crisis, his wife comes to his aid in an unexpected way.
Gusto by Debra Rich Gettleman
Director: Walt Pedano: Cast: Mitch Etter, Martha Welty, Tom Koelbel
Charlie has a bad case of old age and his overly loquacious wife, Myrna, insists on a visit to Dr. Boskin. But instead of the sound healthcare advice they expected, the end up with a hilarious lesson in the "commercialization" of medicine.
Just Once by Les Leiter
Director: Barbara Acker; Cast: Dayna Dayson & Stuart Grant
Kelly and Russ were brief lovers more than 20 years ago at the start of The Gulf War. A "chance meeting" in a park brings them together again. Now what?
The Last Swan by Alan Austin
In a dystopian future, a young couple rediscovers love and the beauty of artistic expression through dance.
No Substitutions by Debra Rich Gettleman
Director: Walt Pedano; Cast: Kent Welborn, Heidi Haggerty, Martha Welty & Bill Straus
Waiter, there's a government in my soup!
One Night Only by Michael Fleck
Director: Barbara Acker; Cast: Dayna Dayson, Steve Fajardo, Tom Noga, Markus Maes
November 25, 1864. The Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. Three brothers, Edwin, John Wilkes and Junius Brutus Booth have just appeared together, for the first and last time, in Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR. Their sister, Asia Booth Clark, joins them to celebrate their success. It is the last, bloody year of the American Civil War.
You'll Never Find the Body by Alan and Marney Austin
Director: Julie Lee; Cast: Marney Austin & Alan Austin
A middle-aged couple looking for romance discover that all is not quite so rosy.