new shorts

June 16-26 ~ Tickets On Sale Now!

Our summer festival of short plays penned by Studio playwrights is an annual favorite of our audiences. Some comical, some dramatic, some completely absurd, they all add up to 90 minutes of unique theatre you won't experience anywhere else.  Here's all of the info for the Shorts, including directors, synopses and cast members, listed in alphabetical order by show:

CHIP OR STRIP by Andrea Markowitz
Directed by: Judy Rollings & Dan Peitzmeyer
Featuring Angee Lewandowski & David Heap
A cashier dismisses the added security of the new chip credit card technology, clueless that she's continuously revealing personal information about herself.

GOING TO THE BEACH WITH RUTGER HAUER by Susan Sindelar
Directed by: Susan Sindelar
Featuring Alaina Beauloye & Tom Koelbel
Just when a person has it all figured out...their point of view can take an unexpected turn, through the perspective of a most unlikely stranger.

HOME INVASION by Les Leiter
Directed by: Steve Fajardo
Featuring Mark Gluckman & Jason Isaak
A young burglar breaks into an old man's nearly empty apartment in search of valuables he can unload. What he finds, however, may be of far more value than he ever imagined.

ILLUMINATION by Nina Koch
Directed by: Dolores Goldsmith
Featuring Patti Hurtado & Bill Straus
When a woman, eager to impress, denigrates her husband's recent art acquisition, he turns the tables in a unique and surprising way. A humorous look at how our appreciation of art is influenced.

MIDNIGHT PETUNIAS by Aaron Seever
Directed by: Aaron Seever
Featuring Martha Welty, Donald T. Woodard & Chris Dorto
Jackson, a young man, faces the increasing challenges posed by his grandmother's dementia. As the troubles mount, he is forced to make a major life decision.

SABBATICAL by Lynn Timmons Edwards
Directed by: Layne Racowsky
Featuring Dan Peitzmeyer, Patti Hurtado & Julie Lee
Professor Danny Thoreau, a tenured biology professor from Hannigan College in Northern California has been on a 30+ year sabbatical creating and documenting the educational effects of community gardens. One day he is confronted with a City Administrator who wants to close a community garden to provide additional parking and has taken the matter to the President of the college. But is the professor who he says he is?

TIDE POOLS by Michael Fleck
Directed by: Barbara Acker
Featuring Mitch Etter & Tom Koelbel
A paean to John Steinbeck, Ed Ricketts and Cannery Row.

TUNA AND SALMON by Debra Rich Gettleman
Directed by: Tom Noga
Featuring Heather Fallon, Julie Lee & Alaina Beauloye
When Jennifer learns the unconventional baby names of her best friend, Angela's, twins, she is stunned and dismayed. But it's not until Margot, a pushy sales woman in an ultra-chic baby store, provokes her to action that Jennifer crosses a line over which she can never return.

Theatre Artists Studio presents New Summer Shorts from June16-26, 2016, at The Studio, 4848 E. Cactus Rd, #406, in Scottsdale. Show times are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $10 for Students 25 & Under and $15 for Groups of 10 or More, Seniors 65 and over and Members of the Military. For tickets, call the box office at 602-765-0120 or visit our TICKETS page.

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actor's Equity Association Members Project Code.


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