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Six Short Plays by Local Playwrights to Premier at Village Players

Village Players of Fort Thomas will stage its annual New Works production June 28 through 30 at its theater at 8 North Fort Thomas Blvd.

Life Story: Six New Plays About Birth, Death, and the Stuff in Between features six original short plays by local playwrights.

New Works is a collaborative overseen by Village Players Treasurer Will Lindsey and Angela Klocke Forbes, a local playwright and Village Players member.

“A few years ago, Will and I noticed that we had a ‘tipping point’ number of members who were writing plays,” said Klocke Forbes. “We started New Works with the idea that we might be able to set ourselves apart as a community theater—one that develops and produces original work. And best of all, we’ve been able to present fresh material to our audiences.”

Life Story features the work of playwrights Betsy Bossart, Jennifer Davis, A.K. Forbes, Will Lindsey, Judy Sceifres, and Eric Thomas, and the talents of local actors Heather Abbott, Mindy Baird, Rachel Baker, Dan Bavis, Chris Bishop, CJ Bossart, Ginny Butsch, Adam Drake, Jessie Faye, Kiya Fix, Erica Helmle, Meredith Hoffman Conner, Stephanie Klein, Angela Klocke Forbes, Peggy Mcdonald-Allen, Steve Myers, Bill Rinehart, Gretchen Schultz, and Matt Wick.

Nathan Henegar will direct New Works for the second year in a row.

“I enjoy helping writers bring their ideas and stories to life in the collaborative laboratory that New Works creates,” Henegar said. “The group is a great part of Village Players and I look forward to bringing the community new and original theatre for years to come.”

Tickets are $15 and available online at villageplayers.org or at the box office an hour prior to the show each night. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged.

-Staff report

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