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January 23, 2014

Firehouse showcases new works

The 12th annual New Works Festival kicks off tomorrow at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport.

Nineteen new plays were selected for this year’s festival, which highlights works selected by an independent panel of theater professionals.

Tickets are $13 per evening. Tomorrow is sold out, but tickets for the other three days are still available at the box office in Market Square, by calling 978-462-7336 and online at www.firehouse.org.

The schedule is as follows (all shows start at 8 p.m.):

Tomorrow

One-act: “Keep Abreast” by Mary Beth Smith of Rockport

Shorts: “It’s Not You” by Dina Crawford of Salisbury, “Hopper” by Carolyn Russell of West Newbury and “For the Love of Egon” by Hortense Gerardo of Boston

Saturday

Shorts: “Marrakech Moment” by Deirdre Girard of Newbury, “Flying Lessons” by Stephen Faria of Newbury, “F2F” by Cynthia Arsenault of Haverhill, “Sensing It” by Jack Rushton of Newbury, “B-I-N-G-oh!” by Jonathan Markella of Duxbury, “Take the Words From Out of my Mouth” by Christopher Lockheardt of Andover and “Collection Gal” by Scott Tobin of Lowell

Friday, Jan. 31

Full-length: “From the Deep” by Cassie Seinuk of Somerville

Saturday, Feb. 1

Shorts: “Curb Alert” by Scott Tobin; “Wrong Number” by Cynthia Arsenault; “Melting” by Deirdre Girard; “Day One” by Marisa Smith of Hanover, N.H.; “The Story of Daniel” by Kimberly Holliday of Boxford; “Recalculating” by Steven Eimert of Boxford; and “Cocktails” by George Sauer of Dedham

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