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West Hartford Community Theater Bringing Back Well-Loved Short Play Festival

West Hartford Community Theater’s Short Play Festival will return with performances beginning April 14.


It’s back!! West Hartford Community Theater is very excited to present its well-known and well-loved Short Play Festival, with six new plays by Connecticut playwrights, to be performed in the Theater at Elmwood Community Center, April 14 and 15, 2023.

Guided by Artistic Director, Corey Mason, this Short Play Festival presents six new short plays by Connecticut Playwrights. “This year we were so delighted to receive such an overwhelming number of plays, probably the most we’ve ever received,” says Mason. “It was a very difficult decision, but we feel that these plays each bringsomething special and fun to our event.”

The evening promises to bring an amusing variety of characters and themes. In the play “Always a Line” by Charlene A. Donaghy, a blindfolded bride gets an unexpected surprise for her bachelorette party. In “The Little Man in the Boat” by Bill Arnold, a man sits for an unusual interview, the purpose as murky as his understanding of his new paramour.

“Floating Bubbles” by Jack B. Levine explores an accidental meeting on a park bench leading to a conversation of a never-heard-of lifesaving invention. “Camel and the Snowman” by Kimberly J. Kobjack, depicts a “serious issue” playwright’s unexpected reaction to his corniest play winning a local theater contest. “Reject Reindeer” by Claudia I. Emanuele shows an encounter with reindeer who didn’t make the cut for Santa’s sleigh, and “Andy’s Nuts” by Ken Schröeder brings to life one man’s curious brand of old school colonial justice.

The show runs for two nights only, April 14 and 15, 2023 at 8 p.m. in the theater in Elmwood Community Center. Cocktails and snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20. WHCT’s past Short Play festivals have historically sold out, so buying tickets in advance is strongly encouraged. To purchase tickets, please visitwww.whtheater.org and please note that online ticket sales close 2 hours prior to showtime the day of the show.

West Hartford Community Theater is able to bring programs like this to life with the generous support from a CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant from CT Humanities (CTH). CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants assist organizations as they recover from the pandemic and maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public.

West Hartford Community Theater, Inc. (WHCT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunity and access to programs and the performing arts for West Hartford and the surrounding communities.

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