Artists' Exchange Presents 9th Annual One Act Play Festival, 1st Wave, Now thru 8/2

Artists' Exchange Presents 9th Annual One Act Play Festival, 1st Wave, Now thru 8/2

Artists' Exchange proudly presents its 9th Annual One Act Play Festival this summer, kicking off with Wave 1 today, July 25-August 2 at Theatre 82 in Cranston. Eight exciting new plays will be showcased over two weekends on Friday and Saturday evenings, performed by local theatre professionals, community actors, and Artists' Exchange artists.

There is something for everyone and the entire family in the Wave 1 line-up: light-hearted comedies, dramas, relationship pieces exploring the bonds of spouses/siblings/lovers/co-workers, and even a delightful Mark Harvey Levine play featuring an ensemble cast of "bugs." Poisoned brownies, free hugs, a money-filled satchel, a ninja, and more are guaranteed fun in this fast-paced evening of new works.

Playwrights hail from the West to East Coast, up to Canada, and back to the Midwest. Providence local Kevin Broccoli (Epic Theatre Company) presents his two-person play, The Last Two, directed by Jack Read. Seven different theatre professionals direct the plays, including Tom Chace, Kate Lester, and Jessica Bradley. Artists' Exchange is thrilled to support local and new writers, and proudly presents their works for the affordable entertainment of the Cranston community.

Venue is Theatre 82 & Characters Café, located at 82 Rolfe Square in Cranston, Rhode Island. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm, July 25-August 2 (individual show dates July 25,26, August 1, 2). Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Beer and wine cash bar available and food and refreshments for sale at Characters Café before and during the show.

Special "Dinner and a Show" with Characters Café on Saturday, July 26. Package includes your choice of dinner and one glass of wine or beer for $35 per person. Seniors receive a 30% discount and pay $24.50 per person. Dinner served at 5:00pm preceding the show. For information, dinner reservations,and to buy tickets, call 401-490-9475 or visit the Festival's webpage at


Artists' Exchange is a nonprofit arts collaborative whose mission is to create an atmosphere in whichcreativity, learning, and discovery converge and individuality is celebrated. It is home to multiple art studios, a gallery, online art boutique, and café, along with secondary venue Theatre 82 & Characters Café. Year-round classes and summer camps are offered for the community of all ages in art, ceramics, theater, and music. Artists? Exchange is operated by Gateways to Change, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all human beings.

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