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Buy your tickets now to the 2016 MN Shorts Play Festival

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Click here to buy your tickets for Sept. 8, Sept. 9 or a two-day pass! Advance tickets are just $8. Two-day passes are only $15.


The 14 finalists have been selected. Merely Players has picked directors and cast the shows for the festival, which is 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 & 9 at Lincoln Community Center in Mankato. See 7 short plays each night!

The performances are:

Aisle Six by Matt Fowler

Abstain by Greg Abbott

Alice, Pursued by a Bear by Claudia Haas

The Craft by Andrew Biss

Framed by Brandon Holscher

Goat by Scott Mullen

In the Jar by Mark Harvey Levine

Promises on the Way Down by Lindsy Gibb

Pumps by Brett Hursey

Sid and Ashley by Esther Hoffmann

Run Out of Sky by Leslie Braam

Small Talk by David MacGregor

The Grass is Always Greener Starboard by Jason Toupence

The Wager by William Sikorski

The Best of the Fest award will be given out each night, giving playwrights an opportunity to win $100 for their work. We look forward to seeing you at our festival 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8-9 at the Lincoln Community Theater in Mankato!


Our Mission
The goal of Minnesota Shorts is to bring short play festivals to Minnesota and make theater accessible to a wider audience. All plays are 15 minutes or less.

If you have any questions regarding the festival send it to:

If Questions, call:

  Daytime phone: 507-934-8133

Evening Phone: 507-420-1881

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