Selection of short plays to be presented Saturday

JAMESTOWN – A selection of short plays from Elmira College Theatre will be presented Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Reg Studio Theater.

“Short and Sweet” is a collection of four short plays, two dramas and two comedies, created to be performed by and for young adults in almost any setting. “Mandala” tells of four young women seeking to come to terms with the loss of friends due to texting while driving. “Tim, Dirk, and Haley” follows an odd threesome as they shoot ducks photographically speaking. “Choices” concerns two young women’s life choices at the beginning of their college careers, while “Ohio Navy” is merely an inspired bit of farce.

These plays, directed by a first-year student, an advanced student, an alumna, and a faculty member, provided needed opportunities for our actors to spread their wings onstage while entertaining audiences in an unusual, off-off-broadway Cafe La Mama style setting. “Short And Sweet” is offered free of charge and is open to the public.

Elmira College’s John Kelly will also present a Physical Characterization workshop in the same space at 11 a.m. Saturday. The workshop is open to actors from their teens through adulthood and costs $35.

The Reg Studio Theater is located at 108 E. Third St. in Jamestown.

“Short And Sweet” is part of a series of theatrical workshops and performances produced by Willow Bay Theater, Arts Council For Chautauqua County and the Reg Lenna Civic Center.

For more information visit artscouncil.com or call 664-2465.