Stonington Players present a series of short plays

It's a pretty impressive number: Stonington Players received 130 manuscripts for consideration for the theater group's fifth version of "Tables & Chairs."

Out of those, 11 were selected to be staged this weekend and next.

Each play for these "Tables & Chairs" performances must meet these simple rules: No more than five characters. No longer than 15 minutes. No set other than tables and chairs.

What audiences will see: "Chew Toy Research" by Richard Manley, directed by Theresa Broach; "Medals" by Mark Cornell from Chapel Hill, N.C., directed by Tai Scavetta; "The Ladies Club" by Jim Gordon from Norwalk, directed by Regan Morse; "The Art of the Pickup" by Debbie Wiess from Boston, Mass., directed by Bud Tucker; "One Three Two" by Michael Weems from Houston, Texas, directed by Ken Lyman; "Epiphany" by David MacGregor from Howell, Michigan, directed by Jackie Princevalle; "All The Answers" by Mark Cornell from Chapel Hill, N.C., directed by Christine Gunther;"Here To Serve You" by Barbara Lindsay from Shoreline, Wash., directed by Regan Morse; "How About Cannons?" by David Vazdauskas from Brunswick, Maine, directed by Vic Panciera; and "The Wager" by Betsy Maguire from West Simsbury, also directed by Vic Panciera.

The room is set up for cabaret seating, with beverages, snacks and hors d'oeuvres for sale.


"Tables & Chairs," Stonington Community Center, 28 Cutler St., Stonington; opens Friday and runs through Nov. 17; 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun.; $10; (860) 287-7393.

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