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Hyperactive? Try these one-acts.

A Park Slope performance space is featuring a series of ten-minute plays that cater to the modern, attention deficit-swamped mind.

The showcase offers five mini-plays — including a mystery, a dark comedy, and coming of age story — some of which reach their dramatic climax in the time it takes to brush your teeth.

“They’re a snapshot of a human relationship or society,” said producer Carter Spurrier. “You get snippets.”

The quick-hit performances include a drama about two shipwrecked teens, the tale of a town ripped apart by a murder, and comedy about a mom and daughter who get on each others’ nerves.

Some of the playwrights condensed longer pieces and others wrote short-form plays specifically for the event, which will be held on an outdoor stage.

The art-form — which is the “short story” of the theater world — also embraces improvisation and is a chance for emerging actors, directors, and writers to network, Spurrier said.

“It’s a great way to see new talent and it’s cheaper than a movie ticket,” she said.

Ten Minute Plays at Cocoa Bar [228 Seventh Ave. near Third Street in Park Slope,(718) 499–4080] May 14, 7 pm. $5. Visit www.cocoabarnyc.com.

Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at noneill@cnglocal.com or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.
Updated 5:32 pm, July 9, 2018
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Carter from Park Slope says:
The 10 Minute Plays Blog is up and running
http://10minuteplays.wordpress.com/

Stay in touch!
See yall there :)
May 3, 2012, 11:39 am
Carter from Park Slope says:
The 10 Minute Plays Blog is up and running
http://10minuteplays.wordpress.com/

Stay in touch!
See yall there :)
May 3, 2012, 11:39 am
Malembi from BK says:
Looks like they both got hit by the ugly shovel
May 4, 2012, 3:15 pm

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