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24-Hour Plays: Fringe Festival at Writers & Books

September 23, 2023 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

September 23 @ EST 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm & 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets $25 | 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Join us for the unexpected: five 10-minute plays conceived of, written, directed, rehearsed, and performed within 24 hours.

Five writers, five directors, and five actors gather at Writers & Books on Friday evening at 7 pm, with the actors presenting themselves in costume, contributing random props, and exhibiting their special talents (think accents, songs, cartwheels).

Responding to these provocations, five playwrights write through the night, penning original scripts. The directors return at 7 am to wrangle over and claim the scripts they want to direct. Actors re-enter at 8 am to discover what play they’ve been written into. A unique evening of plays—some comedic, others poignant— is born.

Event Impresarios: Alexa Scott-Flaherty and Chris Fanning.

Purchase tickets at the Fringe Festival website: 7 – 8 pm show; 9 – 10 pm show


September 23, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Writers & Books
(585) 473-2590
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Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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(585) 473-2590
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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