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Can Six Plays Be Written, Directed and Rehearsed in 24 Hours?
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Can Six Plays Be Written, Directed and Rehearsed in 24 Hours?


Six professional Washington, D.C. area theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in only 24 hours.  The plays will be presented at the seventh annual Play In A Day, a one-of-a-kind event produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 8pm at Imagination Stage’s Lerner Theater.

Play In A Day kicks off on Friday evening, March 11th where playwrights and directors will come together to receive their assigned themes and props.  Playwrights then work through the night to create their ten-minute masterpieces.  As the sun comes up, rehearsals begin as teams of directors and actors prepare anxiously to make the 8pm performance deadline on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Participating theatre companies include: Adventure Theatre (Glen Echo, MD); Ganymede Arts (Washington, D.C.); Imagination Stage (Bethesda, MD); Olney Theatre Center (Olney, MD); Round House Theatre (Bethesda, MD) and Woolly Mammoth Playground Playwrights (Arlington, VA).

General admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased by credit card online at www.bethesda.org.  Remaining tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 7pm. Imagination Stage is located at 4908 Auburn Avenue.  Free parking is available next door in the Auburn Avenue/Del Ray Avenue public garage.

For more information, please call 301/215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues.  The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bethesda Artist Market, Bethesda Art Walk, Dance Bethesda and Play In A Day.

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