Company Theatre to Host First Annual Winter Shorts Play Festival, 2/1

The award-winning Company Theatre presents the premiere production of their first annual Winter Shorts Play Festival, featuring entertaining original ten-minute short plays submitted from the New England playwright community. Two performances will be held on Saturday February 1, at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm, at The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. The production features seven short works written on the theme of "Winter Heat: plays that explore the playfulness, passion, pleasure, and power of interpersonal relationships". Audience Choice Awards will be presented to writers, directors and actors at the festival.

The Winter Shorts Play Festival is The Company Theatre's inaugural new works event, inspiring support for emerging playwrights, igniting new play production and development, and impassioning the audience to participate in the process. The theatre's mission sustains enrichment of the region's cultural scene by initiating and encouraging productions of new as well as time-honored theatrical works. The Winter Shorts Play Festival promises to deliver a spirited line up full of comedy and delight for all.

The Company Theatre was founded in 1979 by artistic directors Zoe Bradford and Jordie Saucerman, joined by music director and conductor Michael Joseph in 1984, forming the artistic leadership team in place today. As an established non-profit entity, The Company Theatre has maintained a 34-year commitment to provide accessible, affordable and exceptional quality theatrical entertainment and education to area communities. Their mission has developed over the years to include youth educational programs in the performing and visual arts, as well as apprenticeship opportunities. Today, the theatre serves more than 35,000 patrons yearly with 5 full-scale theatrical productions, 4 youth productions and an annual celebrity concert series. The Company Theatre is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Moss Hart Award, as well as two-time Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) award winner for their spectacular quality productions.

Tickets for the Winter Shorts Play Festival are $20 for adults, $15 for students, and are available online at or by calling the box office at 781-871-2787. The Company Theatre's box office is open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm, and during all performances. Free parking is available on site, and the theatre is handicap accessible.

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