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An Evening of Shorts – 22nd Annual New Works Festival

January 20, 2024  -  January 27, 2024 8:00 pm  -  10:00 pm
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MEETING FINGERMAN by Mark Evan Chimsky
*HONEGGER PRIZE WINNER FOR BEST SHORT PLAY*
Directed by Pam Battin-Sacks

When novice writer Nate Crane shows his new short story to his idol–the literary lion Saul Fingerman–things take an unexpected, disastrous turn.

PENDING PICKUP by Glenn Arthur Pierce
Directed by Eden Tomaszewski

Two men meet to transfer a microwave oven, as arranged through a social-media giveaway site. One has a suspicious confidence and the other is amidst a personal crisis. And he’s about to learn the true price of free appliances.

ROOTS by James McLindon
Directed by Arlene Barnard

A man and a woman are hunting something in the woods … hoping they’re not being hunted as well.

TOMMY AND MARY SPELL CANAJOHARIE by John Minigan
Directed by Suzanne Hitchcock-Bryan

Mary, claiming she’s had a vision, has pulled the car off the highway in the middle of the night. Her brother Tommy has to convince her to get back on the road if they’re going to get to their destination in time to say good-bye to their father.

SEA CHANGE by L.W. Lucas Hasten
Directed by Tim Diering

Two male clownfish must come to grips with the fact that one of them is becoming biologically female.

DOG PARK by Julie Amery
Directed by Bruce Menin

Two dogs communicate with each other and try to figure out their humans as they all engage in separate conversations. When Ryan figures out how he knows Pam, he unwittingly helps her by giving her advice she once gave him.

THE COLLEGIANS by Tim Lehnert
Directed by Corinne Hickey

To gain admission to The College, you have to really want it, and that means defeating the competition; otherwise, it’s hello safety school!

SO LONG, STUART JOHN MILL by R.D. Murphy
Directed by David Houlden

Actions are right in the proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness, and always remember to take the cannoli.

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Details

Start:
January 20 @ 8:00 pm
End:
January 27 @ 10:00 pm
Website:
https://firehouse.org/event/an-evening-of-shorts-22nd-annual-new-works-festival/2024-01-20/

Venue

Firehouse Center for the Arts
Market Square
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
Phone
978-462-7336
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