Festival of Shorts is July 6-8 in Edmonds

Jul 06, 2018

Edmonds Driftwood Players has selected eight short plays for its ninth annual Festival of Shorts.

The theme of this year's festival is "Be Careful What You Wish For!”

The theater received more than 300 submissions from around the world.

The selection committee chose finalists through blind readings. The never-before-produced shorts will make their debut on the stage July 6-8 at the Wade James Theater, 950 Main St., Edmonds.

Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 6-7, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8.

Tickets are $18-$20, with group rates available. To purchase tickets: www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org or 425-774-9600.

The selected playwrights will exhibit their most innovative, hilarious or profound 10 to 15 minutes of stage time, with actors and directors chosen through Driftwood auditions.

At each of the four performances, audience members select their favorite, and on Sunday a panel of judges will select an overall festival winner.

The finalists:

• “Just Fire Me, Please!” by John McDonnell of Doylestown, Penn.

• “Gin and Ashes” by Kim M. Baker of Warwick, R.I.

• “What We Have Left” by Brett Bean of Missoula, Mont.

• “The Last Bride of Ansbruk Village” by Aleks Merilo of Tacoma

• “Oh, no! I Flew Too Close to the Sun!” by Rand Higbee of Hager City, Wisc.

• “After the Intervention” by W. L. Newkirk of Celebration, Fla.

• “Tea With Kate and Lady Bird” by Lawson Caldwell of Charlotte, N.C.

• “Wish Fulfillers Anonymous” by Curtis Rawls of Seattle



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