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Arts and Entertainment

August 9, 2013

Summer Shortcuts III opens in Margaretville

In the seven 10-minute plays of Summer Shortcuts III, opened Thursday at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville. Playslaywrights use comedy, drama and verse to provide glimpses of the universal human condition. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 18.

Local playwrights Amy Royal of Fleischmanns and Verne Vance of Arkville are featured with their plays “Loretta’s Bench” and “Autumn Nocturne” respectively. The other playwrights, selected from more than 150 submissions are Edward Mast of Seattle, Wash.; James Harmon Brown of Los Angeles; Stacey Lane of Miamisburg, Ohio; John Levine of Berkeley, Calif; and Donna Hoke of East Amerst.

This is the third year in a row that The Open Eye Theater has produced a program of 10-minute plays under the collective title of Summer Shortcuts

Performing in Summer Shortcuts III are Patricia Brannen, John Exter, Mark E. Gunst,Marge Helenchild, Elizabeth Kemble, Wilma B. Mazo, Alexis Molnar, Catherine R. O’Brien, Marcy Thorn, Verne Vance, and Alice Zigelis. Directors are Wilma Mazo, Sharone Stacey, Bill Tari and Amie Brockway.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for those up to age 25. 

Participating in the Dinner & Theater program are Binnekill Square Restaurant and Inn Between Steak and Seafood House. Patrons receive priority seating at the theater and choose dining before or after the show. The Inn Between serves Brunch on Sunday. 

Performances of Summer Shortcuts III at The Open Eye Theater at 960 Main St. in Margaretville

For more information and reservations, call (845) 586-1660, email, or visit

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