New Works Festival 2016

The Long and Short of It

The Firehouse's annual festival fostering the growth of New England playwrights while showcasing the talent of local and regional actors and directors.

TICKETS:
$16.00 Single-Night Tickets
$44.00 Four-Night Pass*

*Four-Night Pass details:
Passes are available by telephone only. Please call the Box Office at 978-462-7336. Hours for Box Office are Wed-Sun, 12:00pm-5:00pm, or until curtain on show days. Passes are for one person only and are non-transferable. Four-Night Pass price reflects a $20.00 savings - limited amount sold.

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New Works Festival 2016
The Long and Short of It

Two weekends!
Friday & Saturday, January 22 & 23
Friday & Saturday, January 29 & 30
All showtimes are 8:00PM

Please see below for the schedule for the four evenings.
Note: The schedule for the evenings of shorts below reflects the plays that will be on stage each evening, but not the order of appearance.
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THIS WEEKEND:
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>FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
FULL LENGTH (1)

*Winner of the Pestalozzi Prize*
The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion

Written by Alan Brody
Directed by Sherry Bonder

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>SATURDAY, JANUARY 30
SHORTS (7)

The Cuckoos
Written by R.D. Murphy
Directed by Kimberly A. Holliday

Talking to Roses
Written by Kimberly A. Holliday
Directed by Fontaine Dubus

Terms of Engagement
Written by Steven Eimert
Directed by Kathryn Howell

The Number
Written by Barbara Blumenthal Ehrlich
Directed by Jannie Kitchen

Confessions of a Character Actor
Written by Aaron Leventman
Directed by Tim Diering

Healing the Heart
Written by Ray Arsenault
Directed by Greg Chabot

You're Invited
Written by George Smart
Directed by Anne Easter Smith

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LAST WEEKEND:
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>FRIDAY, JANUARY 22
FULL LENGTH (1)

*Winner of the Peter Honegger Prize*
An American Mosaic

Written by Scott Sullivan
Directed by David Houlden

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>SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
SHORTS (6)

*Winner of the Peter Honegger Prize*
Too, Too Solid Flesh

Written by Peter M. Floyd
Directed by Stephen Faria

Last of the Good Stuff
Written by Deirdre Girard
Directed by Suzanne Hitchcock Bryan

Martin's Dilemma
Written by David Michael Sirois
Directed by Mark Davis

Going Up
Written by Stephen Faria
Directed by Jason Breitkopf

Smoke and Mirrors
Written by Jay MacNamee
Directed by Susan Ferber

The Writer's Box
Written by Maggie Kearnan
Directed by Lynn Mullin

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To purchase tickets for individual nights, please click yellow "Purchase Tickets" button to your right. To purchase Four-Night Passes, please call the Box Office directly at 978-462-7336. Hours for Box Office are Wed-Sun, 12:00pm-5:00pm, or until curtain on show days. 

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ABOUT NEW WORKS FESTIVAL:
The Firehouse is committed to the development of new work. Over the past 13 years, more than 160 were performed on our stage first-through our annual Firehouse New Works Festival. This festival fosters the growth of New England playwrights while showcasing the talent of local and regional actors and directors. (Last year, 43 actors, 17 directors, and 16 playwrights were featured in our festival!) Playwrights from across New England submit their 10-minute, one-act, and full-length plays to an independent panel who select the festival’s shows in anonymous readings. Directors and their casts then work with selected playwrights to produce two weekends of original theater.

 

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