Coralville - "Nine plays chosen from more than 350 submissions will be featured at City Circle Acting Company’s New Play Festival on February 4 and 5 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. All of the short plays center on family bonds and making connections in our contemporary lives. The featured plays are:
A Different State by Terry Riley
Batting Practice by Rand Higbee
Choices by Barbara Lau
Driven to Distraction by Matt Crowley
Mads by Matthew Falduto
Picnics at Windy Creek River by Brian Tanner
Retail Therapy by Anthony Craine
We Appear to Have Company by Greg Freier
Ken and Barbies’ Root Beer Date by Kent Forsberg
The Play Festival will be held during the run of Urinetown at the Performing Arts Center. “Each short play will be simply produced in tandem with Urinetown,” says director Jesse Jensen. “The musical Urinetown came from a new play festival similar to this one so it’s only fitting that we allow audiences to see theater at different stages within the same weekend.
Tickets to the New Play Festival are $10 and can be purchased at www.coralvillearts.org or by calling 319.248.9370 or in person at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street and at the Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street."
(Source: City Circle Press Release)