City Theatre Slates More Shorts; Slow Burn Plans In-Home Gala

Looking for a little Halloween a day early? City Theater is presenting four “short” and “spooky” playlets live on its Facebook page at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. The works by Ross Maxwell, Eric Pfeffinger, Ashley Lauren Rogers and Seanan Palermo Waugh will feature performances by Ernesto Gonzalez, Casey Dressler, Therese Gallison, Daryl Patrice, Daniel Llaca and Diana Garle.

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City Theatre‘s National Award for Short Playwriting Contest has selected 25 new works as part of the troupe’s 25th Anniversary Season. The 24 finalists and one winner will be presented in online readings — about five shows at a time – during November and December.

The first batches will be read at 7 p.m. Nov. 5, 12 and 19.

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Usually fundraising galas are black tie events with fancy hors d’oeuvres and dancing. Well, you can wear a black tie if you like, eat popcorn and dance if you like but in the privacy of your own home at Slow Burn Theatre Company’s online fundraising Fireside Gala at 7 p.m. Nov. 14.

The invite reads: “Come gather around the fire to share stories, songs and s’mores as we rekindle the flame so it can continue to burn bright.” Slow Burn performers will entertain and the revised 2021-2022 season will be announced including Kinky Boots and Ragtime which was about to open when the virus shut down everything.

Registration online is free but requested so they can make appropriate plans. Of course, donations are welcome. A donation of $100 or more will automatically enter you to win a drawing for an Uber Eats package. An online silent auction is also underway through Nov. 15 at midnight.

Details and registration are available at

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