Performing Arts

Got a short attention span? No worries — these plays are 10 minutes long

City Shorts will include seven 10-minute plays similar to the works shown at the Summer Shorts Festival. Here, Ken Clement, Jovan Jacobs and Rayner Garranchan star in a previous year’s Summer Shorts production of ‘Please Report Any Suspicious Activity.’
City Shorts will include seven 10-minute plays similar to the works shown at the Summer Shorts Festival. Here, Ken Clement, Jovan Jacobs and Rayner Garranchan star in a previous year’s Summer Shorts production of ‘Please Report Any Suspicious Activity.’

If you like entertainment that’s short and sweet — well, short, anyway — City Theatre has a show for you, especially if you’re pining for its annual Summer Shorts Festival. Its City Shorts hits the road around South Florida starting Friday.

The brainchild of City Theatre — the only theater company in the country dedicated to developing and producing 10-minute plays for audiences of all ages — City Shorts features seven 10-minute plays plus four short shorts. The production, directed by Gail S. Garrisan, features Andres Maldonado, Carol Sussman, Christina Groom, Jim Gibbons, Jennifer Zabalo and Patrick Rodriguez.

Here’s the schedule:

▪ Feb. 3-5: Key Biscayne Comunity Center, 10 Village Green Way; shows 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4; 3 p.m. Feb. 5; $10 in advance, $20 at the door; www.islandshorts.com

▪ Feb. 10-12: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211st St., Miami; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11; 3 p.m. Feb. 12; $45; www.smdcac.org

▪ Feb. 16-17: Abdo New River Room at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 7:30 p.m. Feb 16 and 17; $35-$45; www.browardcenter.org

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