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Summer in Arizona means two things: Triple digit temperatures and blazing creativity at Theatre Artists Studio as we present our 11th annual "New Summer Shorts" festival of 10-minute plays! Join us for this audience favorite, which features a sizzling selection of shorts penned by Studio members. Take a break from the heat this summer and plunge into the Studio's cool pool of talented theatre artists. This year's line-up includes:

The Phoenix Coffin Club by Marney and Alan Austin
Director: Marney Austin; Cast: Tom Koelbel, David Heap, Ann Vogel
A mysterious and seemingly dangerous stranger expresses interest in joining a local D.I.Y. club for coffin building.

Rose Colored Spectacles by Debra Rich Gettleman
Director: Nina Koch; Cast: Karen Burns
When a perpetually optimistic woman starts to question her perspectives on life, she turns to her husband for support and insight.

Sun (When You Least Expect It) by Michael Fleck
Director: Barbara Acker; Cast: Michael Fleck, Ann Vogel
A man’s journey to find hope and
connection with the help of his therapist takes an unexpected turn.

The Emperor’s New Nose by Andrea Markowitz
Director: Andrea Markowitz; Cast: Jason Isaak, David Heap, Patti Hurtado, Delores D’AmoreGoldsmith
The royal son’s reputation is in peril and must beguarded at all costs. When does protection become deception, and how does information shape reality?

Evolution Fast Track by Micki Shelton
Director: Pamela Sterling; Cast: Susan Sindelar, Carol Gibson, Sarah Houghtelin Koerner
Three women navigate the absurd and sometimes paradoxical progression of women’s roles and perceptions throughout evolution.

Lost and Found by Kirt Shineman
Director: Christina Martin; Cast: Jason Isaak, Bill Straus, Isabelle Ali
A man struggles to reconcile
his past and reconnect with the present finding unexpected acceptance and wisdom in the words of a young girl.

Road Warriors by Michael Fleck
Director: Richard Powers-Hardt; Cast: Amy Garland, Carol Gibson
Comradery collides with competition when
two road weary travelling business women vie for the approval of their boss.

Look Up by Joe Bardin
Director: Richard Powers-Hardt; Cast: Noah Clark
A teenager seeks solace
in an unlikely place as hecontemplatesthe universe’s bigger questions about life, lettuce, and anthills.

New Summer Shorts runs June 15-25, with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $25 for General Admission; $20 for Groups of 10 or More, Seniors 65 and over and Members of the Military, and $15 for Students 25 & Under

For tickets, call the box office at 602-765-0120 or visit our TICKETS page.

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