CHESTERTOWN At the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre, playwrights, directors and actors who delight in the art of the 10-minute play are at it again, for the eighth year in a row. Short Attention Span Theatre offers an evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just long enough. The plays will feature a multitude of actors, directors and authors, as well as the world premiere of original works by local playwrights.

Produced by Short Attention Span Theatre veterans Diane Landskroener, Jim Landskroener and Mark Sullivan, this year’s selections range from the thought-provoking to the absurd. The production involves more than 40 people, including Howard Mesick, Sullivan and Dwayne Yancy, local playwrights premiering works this year.

Short Attention Span Theatre can serve as a launching pad for local playwrights as it did for Sullivan and his original piece “I Had That Dream Again” which premiered in 2011. The piece will be on stage later this month in Asheville, N.C., at The Magnetic Theatre.

The curtain will go up at the Garfield Center, 210 High St., at 8 p.m. for evenings of quick entertainment on June 22, 23, 29 and 30. Matinee performances are set for 3 p.m. June 24 and July 1.

All ticket holders are welcome to return for the July 1 performance, which will include a “talk-back” with playwrights, directors and actors immediately following the show.

Tickets are $15; students with a valid ID pay $5.

For more information, visit www.garfieldcenter.org or call 410-810-2060.

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