YOU’VE CAUGHT US IN OUR SHORTS FOR THE SIXTH TIME
Arts Center at Dunham [West Price Hill]
THE PHILADELPHIA by David Ives
Directed by Michele A. Mascari
Cast: Jef Brown, Mark Motz & Kaitrin McCoy
Celebrates and mocks how we cope with negativity and everyday hardship in the City of Brotherly Love. Two guys meet in a diner in New York, but they’re both in very different states of mind. Al is in a Los Angeles state of mind where nothing can faze him and, even if it did, he would just make it a Hollywood movie. Mark finds the whole world is against him. He can’t get a newspaper at the newsstand, aspirin at the drugstore and the diner gives him a cheesesteak when he wants a burger. He is trapped in a Philadelphia state of mind. It could be worse. You could be stuck in a Cleveland. It’s like death without the advantages.
THE NEXT LEVEL by A. K. Forbes
Directed by Dan Hawkins
Cast: Helen Swartwout, Jim Swartwout & Zac Newman
Trapped in between this world and the next, ghosts Lillian and Jay try to communicate with their grieving son Alex. Their efforts have little effect until Jay interferes with a video game and Lillian delivers a heart-felt note, allowing the whole family—Alex, Lillian and Jay—to move on.
BREAKING AND ENTERING by A. K. Forbes
Directed by John Wesseling
Cast: Jordon Schneider, Kaitrin McCoy and Nick Young
A married couple’s attempt to spice up their love life with a role-playing game is inadvertently interrupted by an inexperienced burglar. The interruption creates a case of mistaken identity, leading the couple, Darryl and Penny, to reveal details about their troubled relationship and ultimately, toward healing.
BAD CONNECTION by A. K. Forbes
Directed by Denise Schnieders
Cast: Dan Maloney & Meagan Blasch
Lydia and Tim, sales associates attending an out-of-town conference, wake up in the same bed with no memory of the evening before. As they gather their belongings and attempt to gather their pride, they discover that they may have crossed paths in the past.
THE OTHER ROOM by Ariadne Blayde
Directed by Bob Brumberg
Cast: Justin Bourne, Shannon Watts, Evan Rogers, Russ McGee, Thomas Riggs, Irving Straun Jr & Zac Newman
Austin is a brilliant teenager astronomer who happens to have autism. Lily is his popular classmate who happens to have an interest in astronomy. When a chance encounter after school leads to a growing connection between them, Austin’s imagination, intelligence and constant struggles to connect with the world are revealed in the form of four characters representing his inner life.
- Fri-Sat, March 1-2 at 8pm
- Fri-Sat, March 8-9 at 8pm
- Sun, March 10 at 3pm
- Thu-Sat, March 14-16 at 8pm