Spring Briefs Festival Features Six New Plays by Herb DuVal and Phil Paradise

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The Actors and Playwrights Collaborative will present the Spring Briefs Festival featuring the acting talents of several local actors and six brand new short plays written by Herb DuVal and Phil Paradise, at Permafringe in Cincinnati, 14th and Main St. Over-the-Rhine, on Thursday and Friday, April 9-10, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 19th, at 2 p.m. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 513-241-5154.

The Actors and Playwrights Collaborative will present the Spring Briefs Festival featuring the acting talents of several local actors and six brand new short plays written by Herb DuVal and Phil Paradise, at Permafringe in Cincinnati, 14th and Main St. Over-the-Rhine, on Thursday and Friday, April 9-10, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 19th, at 2 p.m. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 513-241-5154.

The six short plays include three comedies by Herb DuVal: "Sponge," "Pickle," and "Rain;" and three dramas by Phil Paradise: "Carpe Diem," "Daddy's Little Girl," and "A New Boyfriend." Paradise is also directing the plays and the festival.

"All six plays are different and will provide an interesting and provocative evening's entertainment," said Paradise. "We have a great team of talented actors." The cast includes Jim Stump (Cincinnati), Dan Britt (Hamilton), Don Volpenhein (Covington), Jeffrey K. Miller (Covington), Jay Goldfarb (Loveland), Mike Dennis (Cincinnati), Mindy Heithaus (Southgate), Dan Parsley and Stephanie Freihofer(Cincinnati).

Herb DuVal, playwright/actor, toured nationally in Children of a Lesser God, Equus, Broadway Bound, Much Ado About Nothing, and Young Abe Lincoln. Last season he played the title role in The Giver at Stage One in Louisville, and Shelley Levene in Glengarry Glen Ross at New Edgecliff. Recently he directed his script Summer Cabin in New Edgecliff's Directors Competition. DuVal is producing a new venture in Cincinnati, Play With Your Lunch, at the Wyoming Civic Center on May 13.

Phil Paradise, director/playwright, is author of Footprints of the Polar Bear, produced at the 2008 Cincinnati Directors Competition and at the Monmouth Theater by The Blue Chip Players. His one-act A Bag of Groceries was produced by Cincinnati Black Theatre Co. at the '05 Cincinnati Fringe Fest. Paradise is a Dramatists Guild member and past president of the Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative.

The Actors and Playwrights Collaborative is a brand new group of local actors, directors, and playwrights dedicated to the development of new scripts and to the production of new stage works.

Fore more information about the Spring Briefs Festival or the Actors and Playwrights Collaborative, call Phil Paradise at 513-241-5154.

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