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Short plays showcased

An opportunity to enjoy the refurbished Lawson Field Theatre is available tomorrow with performances of short plays produced for Evolution Theatre Company’s 48-Hour play festival.

The festival kicked off last night when teams of playwrights, actors and directors were given their theme and a required line of text. The theme this year is Gizzy Pride! Celebrating gender and sexual diversity in Gisborne.

“Spent the last hour tossing and turning,” one playwright posted on Facebook in the early this morning.

“Why? Just spent the previous six hours writing a ten-minute play. And I must say, for a first-ever attempt I’m pretty impressed. Or plain delirious, you choose.”

Performances by Evolution Theatre Company’s 48-Hour Play Festival teams will be held at the Lawson Field Theatre tomorrow at 7pm. Door sales are $10 and audience members will have the chance to vote for their favourite productions.

COUNTDOWN: Actors Simon Marino (left) and Suzan Anderson in one of last year’s Evolution Theatre Company 48-Hour Play Festival mini-productions. The festival’s 2019 performances will be at the Lawson Field Theatre tomorrow. Picture supplied