The community is invited to join Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga for their 4th annual Short Attention Span Theatre, Aug. 17–Sept. 2; Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Performances will take place in the St. Andrews Center, 1918 Union Ave.
“The theme for this season is ‘Exploring social norms,’ so we decided to explore the bizarre," said director Casey Keelen. "Working with the 'bizarre' has been kind of freeing. With the bizarre, you aren't hindered by political correctness or social norms. The bizarre is just one big gray area. You can't even define what is bizarre and what is not because it is so subjective. Some things that I deem bizarre, my cast wouldn't and vice versa. So I believe our bizarre-themed short plays will provide unique experiences for everyone who views them.”
This year’s festival highlights the works of returning SAST playwrights Garry Lee Posey and John Weagly and welcomes new writers Dakota Brown, John Patrick Bray, Mark Cornell, Dan Guyton, Janis Butler Holm, Brett Hursey, Nina Mansfield and Paige Mattox.
Tickets are $10 and are available at www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com, by calling 987-5141 and at the box office. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance. Free parking is available behind the St. Andrews Center.
ETC’s production of “Short Attention Span Theatre: Bizarre” is directed by Casey Keelen. Cast members include Maggie Bradshaw, Kyle Dagnan, Evie Durant, Morgan Robbins, Jordan Williams, Jeremy Wilkins and Eric “Red” Wyatt. The stage manager is John Thomas Cecil.