Event:      Playwrights Festival (New Ground Theatre)

Date:  Friday, May 2, 2014; Saturday, May 3, 2014; Sunday, May 4, 2014; Friday, May 9, 2014; Saturday, May 10, 2014; Sunday, May 11, 2014
New Ground Theatre will present a Playwrights Festival at the Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th St., Davenport. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. The plays are Memory by Joshua Malone, Well Done by Shea Doyle, A Decent Interval by Michael Carron, and Calling Home by William Pepper. Molly Conrad will provide music. Tickets are $18; $15 ages 55 and up and students. Call 563-326-7529 for details.

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