Event:      New Playwrights Festival (New Ground Theatre)

Date:  Friday, April 19, 2013; Saturday, April 20, 2013; Sunday, April 21, 2013; Friday, April 26, 2013; Saturday, April 27, 2013; Sunday, April 28, 2013
New Ground Theatre will present The New Playwrights Festival with short plays by local playwrights at the Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th St., Davenport. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Group One plays on April 19, 21, and 27 are Ferguson Payne's Sole Problem by William Allen Pepper, Leap Day by Dana Moss Petersen, The Return by Dee Canfield, and The Backfired Message by Jason Platt. Group Two plays on April 20, 26, and 28th are The Red Oven by Devin Hansen, Potsdam by Shea Doyle, 1706 Farnum by Mary Kay Gale, and Saying Goodbye by Dana Moss Petersen. Tickets are $18; $15 ages 55 and up and students, and are good for all eight plays over two shows. Call 563-326-7529 for details.

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