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). themagnetictheatre.org. Photo by Rodney Smith
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