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From Jan. 22-24, NU Theatre’s annual Short Play Festival makes for a fascinating dose of theater – and a great entertainment bargain. Two cycles of 10-minute plays, written by various playwrights, will be presented over one weekend.

Comedies, dramas, and everything in between – our debut of student-directors produces a smorgasbord of professionally published 10-minute plays.  If one production is not to your taste, you only have to wait 10 minutes before the next one. (With some plays, adult situations and language may be an appropriate warning to anticipate.)

The Short Play Festival will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday Jan. 22 (Cycle A), and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23 (Cycle A), Saturday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. (Cycle B) and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24 (Cycle B).

Producing director of the Short Play Festival is Doug Zschiegner, associate professor and associate director of Niagara University Theatre. Production manager is theatre studies design/technology alumnus Jayson Clark.

Student directors of the productions include: Marissa Allen, Alana Arman, Heather Casseri, Jemere Daniels, Ciara Davie, Matt Dell’olio, Shelby Ehrenreich, Sabrina Kahwaty, Clarissa Maloy, Mary Martin, Colleen Pine, Peter Raimondo, Steven Duncan Sass, Christina Scott, Vanessa Shevat, Michael J. Thompson, and Dylan Zalikowski. The students hail from New York to California.

For more information and tickets, please visit http://theatre.niagara.edu.

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