Confetti Stage Presents 13th Annual Confetti Fest Short Play Festival

Confetti Stage Theater is excited to be presenting the 13th incarnation of
its annual short play festival, Confetti Fest, this October in downtown
Albany. The number 13 has long been believed to be unlucky, and perhaps
that is fitting for a year that features so many characters who are unlucky
at love.

From playwright Julie Demers, there is The Absolute Coherent Justifications
of a Rational Human Being’s Behavior -or- The Apology, the darkly hilarious
story of a woman named Allison who refuses to move on after a man she has
dated starts seeing another woman. No-Kill Shelter by Brenda Kilianski
introduces us to Sarah, another woman on the prowl who tries to pick up men
at a local animal shelter…with some very unsettling results. In Welcome
to Sammy’s, by Steve Maggio, a high-schooler name Sammy takes a job at a
local fast food business, where nothing he does seems to impress his
attractive co-worker (or anyone else, for that matter). Richard Landers
gives us an awkward take on “meeting the parents” with Lust in the Time of
Isis, the story of a mother and father struggling with the news that their
daughter wants to move to Syria with her new boyfriend. Finally, there is
the lyrical and surreal story of Bleached Blind, by Sunny da Silva. Annette
is a woman whose eyes can neither close nor see, yet the images of former
loves are burned into her mind.

There is sure to be something for everyone in this new and exciting
celebration of Capital Region talent! Confetti Stage prides itself on being
the first theater in the area to produce an entire festival of original
works written, acted, and directed by local artists. Reserve your tickets
today to support the amazing talent that our community has to offer!

Confetti Fest XIII features: Sean T. Baldwin, Debby Bercier, Emily Bryan,
Ryan Cerrone, Heather Dare, Laura Darling, Spencer Flottman, Vivian
Wilson-Hwang, Alex Jones, Colleen Lovett, Talon McLaughlin, John A.
Nickles, Sarah Realbuto, David Rook, Maghen Ryan, and Matthew Side. The
Absolute Coherent Justifications of a Rational Human Being’s Behavior -or-
The Apology is directed by Sunny da Silva. No-Kill Shelter is directed by
Kat Fronheiser. Welcome to Sammy’s is directed by Barbara Davis. Lust in
the Time of Isis is directed by Monica Murphy. Bleached Blind is directed
by Linda D. Shirey.

Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for students with an ID. All
performances at the Albany Masonic Hall, 67 Corning Pl, Albany, New York

Performances are on the following days and times:

Friday, October 6th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 7th at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 8th at 2:00 PM
Thursday, October 12th at 7:30 PM
Friday October 13th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 14th at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 15th at 2:00 PM.

Confetti Stage, Inc

Please join us for our upcoming production of *Confetti Fest XIII*, inside *The
Albany Masonic Hall.* on Friday, October 6thSaturday, October 7th;
Thursday, October 12thFriday October 13th; and Saturday, October 14th at
7:30 PM; and Sunday, October 8th and Sunday, October 15th at 2:00 PM.

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