Join the Nevada Conservatory Theatre for an evening of short plays that will move and inspire you Feb. 9-25 in the Black Box Theatre. A short play is nimble. A short play is surprising. They are poignant, fun, and irreverent. Directed by local Las Vegas artists, 'A Festival of Short Plays' will be an evening not to be missed.
Tickets are $30 and available at the Performing Arts Center Box Office, online, or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787).
Directors include artistic director of A Public Fit Ann-Marie Pereth; Majestic Repertory Theatre artistic director Troy Heard; Vegas Theatre Company artistic director Daz Weller; and director Douglas Hill. Making their NCT directing debuts are Adriana Chavez and Deseree Whitt.
Alongside veteran playwrights Jamie Pachino and Jonathan Josephson, NCT introduces Las Vegas to powerful new voices in American Theatre: Veronica Tjioe, Jeffrey Lo, Nandita Shenoy, and Jean Ann Douglass.
“I love the 10-minute play format," said NCT executive director Kirsten Brandt. "I am thrilled to bring these contemporary writers – many of whom are emerging and powerful voices in American theatre – to Las Vegas.”
About the Shows
Prefers Bright Indirect Light by Veronica Tjioe directed by Deseree Whitt
Four houseplants on a window sill contemplate their lives indoors, friendship, mortality, and if they’ll ever be watered again.
Things I was Supposed to Do Today (Burn Down the House) by Jamie Pachino
Directed by: Vegas Theatre Company
Artistic Director: Daz Weller
An overwhelmed homemaker and mom gets a little too much advice from glossy magazines (and their representatives) as her to-do list gets longer and longer.
This Hungry Churchyard (An Act VI, Scene one of Romeo and Juliet) by Jonathan Josephson
Directed by: Douglas Hill
It's three days after the demise of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers; the city is in mourning, Benvolio and Rosaline are heart-broken... but the two schemers have a plan. They've independently procured magical elixirs from the apothecary with hopes of bringing their beloveds back to life. But when they accidentally double-up their dosage, something goes wrong... horribly, deliciously wrong.
Wave by Jeffrey Lo
Directed by: Majestic Repertory Theatre
Artistic Director: Troy Heard
Three teenagers share their account of the day a kid they thought they knew, mysteriously walked around the school and found his way on top of Building B for the whole school to see.
You are Here by Nandita Shenoy
Directed by: Adriana Chavez
Four women find themselves in a space free of racism and sexism, in theory.
From A to B and Back Again by Jean Ann Douglass
Directed by: A Public Fit Theatre Company
Co-Founder and Artistic Director: Ann Marie Pereth
Three friends ride a bus inside and outside of time.