Summer Shorts festival includes Fairfield entry
BLOOMFIELD — Davis County Players will have its fourth annual 2014 Summer Shorts short play festival Aug. 1-2 at the Iowa Theatre in Bloomfield.
Seven short plays — all penned by playwrights from the state of Iowa — were selected for production at 7 p.m. Aug.1-2.
Plays include “True Calling” written by David Patterson of Fairfield, directed by Michelle Grob and starring Aaron Gingerich and Nathan Bierl.
Tyler Breeding of Fairfield will be starring along with Brittany Derby, Jess Fenton, Jen Fenton and Michelle Grob in “Call-tastrophie” written and directed by Brittany Derby and Zack Musgrove of Drakesville and Bloomfield.
Audience members will get the opportunity to vote for their favorite play, and the winning playwright will receive $100, with additional prizes for favorite local play and favorite play written by an author under the age of 18.
Additional entertainment will include musical performances by local singers and songwriters, Emmy Mote, Sophia Cook and Stacey McCoy. John Pisarik will present original, down-home “cowboy poetry.”
Artwork by local artists will be displayed in the Kay Burchette Center, adjacent to the Iowa Theatre.
All of the short plays are between 5 and 15 minutes long, and the theme this year is “The Phone Call” — meaning each of the plays has something to do with a phone call.
The plays will all be performed by local actors, who are directed by local directors.
The show will be hosted by emcee Gail Wortmann.
For information, visit the website www.daviscountyfinearts.com.