Hit Short Play Fest returns to Coast

The Central Coast's own local short play fest returns for its second year by popular demand­ and the search for great new scripts is complete!

Short+Sweet Central Coast is a one-week program of ten short plays to be held at the Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy, from Wed 23th to Sat 26th July 2008.

Festival director Brenda Logan announced the ten plays and their 10 directors chosen for this second all-local festival from more than 50 entries. The same formula has electrified audiences in Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore (with more international locations to be announced shortly!).

Last year's Central Coast festival was a huge success with sell-out audiences cheering the work of local writers, actors and directors. This year's festival has attracted a large and talented team of local artists. Among the prizes on offer, the best play of the season wins a spot in the Short+Sweet Sydney festival in 2009.

Celebrity judges for the festival include Australian stage legends John Bell & Anna Volska plus Ian 'Mouse' Maguire of Mad Cow Theatre.

Among the plays to win through the selection process are an absurd comedy about a man disposing of his wife's body; a parent-teen conversation in reverse; one brother asking another for his kidney back; and a dramatic exploration of love and loss.

Another is An Uncivil War a political satire by award-winning local writer and last year's festival director, Steven Hopley. Hopley sent his submission from UK where he is currently based. He'll return to Woy Woy for the final night of the festival when the awards will be announced.  

The full list of the plays, writers and their casts is set out on the following page.

Short+Sweet Wed 23 - Sat 26 July at the Peninsula Theatre, Cnr McMasters & Ocean Beach Woy Woy  Bookings 43 233 233

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