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Exciting new endeavor at AFD: short play festival! Nov 20 and 21

Please join us Friday and Saturday the weekend before Thanksgiving.

AFD, is holding a fundraiser in the form of an original play festival
November 20th and 21st at 8:00PM.   Tickets are $10 at the door. 

Please note: the program is the same on both nights; the plays are repeated.
Please support your favorite theater and enjoy seven exciting and diverse scripts written by local playwrights.
Some scripts are new, while others may be heading to Broadway, having already won glowing reviews in other festivals around the country.
Tickets will be available at the Box Office prior to the performances.
For reservations contact Evelyn Corsini at (617) 484-3308 or

Arlington Friends of the Drama * 22 Academy St. * Arlington, MA  *

 “We believe this festival will benefit Arlington as well as AFD,” explains co-producer Kurt Fusaris, who brought the idea to AFD’s Board of Directors over a year ago and who has participated in festivals in Edinburgh and Toronto. “We are very excited about the potential here, and hope it will become an annual event.”

The plays and people that make up the ArlingTEN ShortWorks festival are:

A Pregnant Pause, by G.L. Horton: Gloria Clark’s small mom-and-pop business is part of a national chain. Gloria must decide whether to follow her heart or the unethical road to big profits.  Directed by Karen Dervin and Starring Katie Moore, Rebecca Shor, Adam Heroux & Jaclene London

Please Pass the Salt (or Dinner Time is Family Time), by Debbie Wiess:  Does technology hinder or facilitate real communication within a family?  Directed by Mary Fitzpatrick and Starring Iain Bason, Stephanie Mann, Willie Page & Aubrie-Mei Rubel

Next!!, Written by Jerry Bisantz:  Nobody likes waiting.  In this play we watch Claire’s and Wayne’s interactions, actions and reactions to each other and the room full of number-holding hopefuls…all under the rule of ever changing “new policies” …and all waiting being called.  Directed by Ann Garvin and Starring Dayle Balentine, David Hansen, Jerry Bisantz

Stuck, by Christopher Lockheardt: Hilarity ensues when a man and a woman get stuck in the same tiny quadrant of a revolving door.  Directed by Joe Stallone and Starring Catherine Lee Christie & Jon Nuquist

Beatrix Potter Must Die!, by Patrick Gabridge: An American farmer beset with an overpopulation of rabbits travels back in time intending to kill Beatrix Potter in order to prevent her writing the story that leads to the protection of his crop-eating enemies.  Directed by Jeanne Callinan and Starring Samantha Fleishman, James Scheffler & Mike Haddad

The Evaluation, by Peter M. Floyd:  Newly deceased Roger’s life is being judged. Will he spend eternity in bliss or somewhere “where things aren’t quite so blissful?” Directed by Vivian Liu-Somers and Starring Nancy Hilliard & lain Bason

Father to Son, by K. M. Sorenson: On his 50th birthday, a son arrives in a bar seeking a connection to, and forgiveness from, his long-deceased father who frequented the joint.  An old-timer claims he knew his father and proceeds with stories about the deceased man.  Is he telling the truth or lying to the eager son? * Directed by James Grana and StarringMark L. Bastoni, Charlie Carr & Iain Bason

Members of the production team include:  Co-Producers, Evelyn Corsini and Kurt Fusaris; Creative Advisor, Jerry Bisantz; Technical and Sound Director, Iain Bason; Stage Manager, Clare Livka; Painter, Debbie Page; Box Office, Gareth William; Stage Crew & Publicity, Nancy Gray, Alison Bailie; Lobby hospitality, Noelle Rubel; Publicist, Susan Gilbert.

We hope you will join us!!


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