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Locally and Organically grown: 7 Short New Plays by 7 Local Playwrights'

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Opera House Arts will present 'Locally & Organically Grown: 7 Short New Plays by 7 Local Playwrights' August 31-September 1 at the Stonington Opera House, directed by Maine playwright John Cariani, shown here directing in 2011, and Judith Jerome. Opera House Arts will present 'Locally & Organically Grown: 7 Short New Plays by 7 Local Playwrights' August 31-September 1 at the Stonington Opera House, directed by Maine playwright John Cariani, shown here directing in 2011, and Judith Jerome. Photo by Linda Nelson

STONINGTON Opera House Arts (OHA) is proud to present full productions of seven new 10-minute plays written by community members, 'Locally & Organically Grown,' Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. The new plays were written in January of 2012 in the fourth annual Opera House Arts Playwriting Workshop with acclaimed Maine playwright John Cariani ('Almost, Maine,' 'Last Gas'). The evening features community actors alongside Actors Equity guest artists Robert Burke and Kathy McCafferty and will be directed by Cariani and Opera House Arts' Artistic Director Judith Jerome. Rehearsals begin Saturday, Aug. 26 and openings for community actors may still exist; please call or email the Opera House at 207-367-2788 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in participating.

'With this group of plays we will have fully produced 28 short new plays written by community members,' said Jerome. 'We've started to create a body of local stories that is really exciting.'

Playwrights presenting new plays include Sue Bolton of Stonington, Jeff Brink of Deer Isle, John Chapin of Brooklin, Drew T. Cleveland, a George Stevens Academy student from Brooklin, Elizabeth Guffey of Freeport, Sarah Paget of Stonington and Gary Vencil of Prospect Harbor.

Playwright and actor John Cariani is originally from Presque Isle. His most recent play, 'Last Gas,' premiered at Portland Stage in 2010 and will be directed by Jerome as Opera House Arts' winter drama in February 2013. Cariani is perhaps best known as a film and television actor, particularly for his roles as technicians in the popular series 'Law and Order' and 'Numb3rs.'

Tickets are $12, available at www.operahousearts.org or by calling the Opera House Arts' Box Office at 207-367-2788. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the performance. Island Students Free. For more information, go to www.operahousearts.org.

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