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The 35th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays will end its run with performances of original ten minute plays this weekend.

The Ten-Minute Plays performances will take place on Saturday, April 2, at 9 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, at 4:30 p.m.  All shows will go on at the Pamela Brown Auditorium at Actors Theatre, located in downtown Louisville at 316 West Main Street.

Tickets for the shows are $37 per person.  All tickets can be purchased at the Actors Theatre website, the Actors Theatre box office, or by calling the box office at 502-584-1205.  More information on the show can also be found at the Actors Theatre website.

The Ten-Minute Plays will include a variety of styles, from comedy to a choreopoem.  Chicago, Sudan, brings a correlation between genocide in the East Africa region and a homicide in the Midwest. Marc Bamuthi Joseph created and will perform the piece. Michael John Garces directed the production.

A dysfuctional family forms the center of the next production, Hygiene, which shows Wendy coming home with a parasite in her head.  Gregory Hischak created Hygiene, which Kent Nicholson directed.

Nicholson also directed the Laura Eason-created Mr. Smitten.  In this comedy, Anna finds herself getting hysterical and then being comforted and connecting with strangers after learning her cat is passing away.

More information on all Humana Festival shows and events can be found at the Actors Theatre website.

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