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Prospect Heights’s Impact Theater is staging nine new works in a broad-ranging, two-week "Winter One-Act Festival" that begins on Jan. 19.

Among the featured playwrights are Christine Conley and Elisa Abatsis (pictured). According to festival producer Emma Rivera, the works range from improv "to the Absurdist to the profound, from tragedy to laugh-out-loud comedy."

Abatsis’s "Statues of Liberty," directed by Nicole Franklin, runs Jan. 26-28 at 8 pm and Jan. 29 at 3 pm. "Statues" tackles the nature of love, the validity of astrology and the impact of Don Henley, according to Rivera.

Tickets to the performances at the Impact Theater (190 Underhill Ave. between Sterling and St. Johns places) are $15 and $12 for students and seniors. For reservations and more information, call (718) 390-7163 or e-mail For a complete list of plays, visit impact_winter_2006.

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