Smart bets: Brief Encounters

Last year, The Magnetic Theatre’s Brief Encounters show animated the imaginations of playwrights across the country, bringing new works to the stage in roughly 10-minute rounds. For its fourth iteration, however, the production will have a tighter focus and premiere slightly longer one-act works by five local talents: Adam Arthur, Peter Lundblad, Devin Brady, Cliff Yudell and Cody Magouirk. Selected for their clarity, purpose, humor and dramatic arc, according to a press release, the plays will “range from the comedic to the tragic, exploring the relationships between parents and children, aging and death, as well as truth and illusion.” Brief Encounters: New Magnetic Voices 2016 shows at The Magnetic Theatre Thursdays to Saturdays through June 25, at 7:30 p.m. $21/$24 (student discounts available). Photo by Rodney Smith

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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