Short+Sweet Dubai is Back

Dubai's version of the largest festival of 10-minute plays in the world returns in February 2014
ByAhlan! Live ReporterWednesday , 22 January 2014
Short+Sweet Dubai is Back

It's play time! Short+Sweet Dubai returns and in 2014 will be held at DUCTAC in Mall of the Emirates from 5 to 22 February. More than 150 of Dubai’s most exciting actors, writers, directors and independent theatre companies will present over seventy 10-minute plays for it.

And for the first time, the festival will have a red carpet gala final where the stars of the local theatre scene will gather to perform the best ten plays of the Festival and present awards to Dubai’s top actors, directors, writers and theatre companies.

Expect Dubai's top theatre groups - Backstage, Dubai Drama Group, Third Half Theatre, Theatrics, The Theatre Company, American School of Dubai, Loom Ensemble and Theatrewallas Productions - to be there as well as theatre groups in other emirates - Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah. Plus, international groups travelling from Pakistan, India and the USA.

Plays will be presented in English, Arabic and Hindi and include experienced international actors as well as local talent. 

Check out the Short+Sweet Dubai schedule right here

Week 1
Wednesday 5th Feb – 8pm TOP 20 Week 1 (Opening night)
Thursday 6th Feb – 8pm TOP 20 Week 1 (2nd Performance)
Friday 7th Feb – 8pm TOP 20 Week 1 (Closing night)
Saturday 8th Feb – 3pm & 8pm – WILDCARDS 1

Week 2
Wednesday 12th Feb – 8pm TOP 20 Week 2 (Opening night)
Thursday 13th Feb – 8pm TOP 20 Week 2 (2nd Performance)
Friday 14th Feb – 8pm TOP 20 Week 2 (Closing night)
Saturday 15th Feb – 3pm & 8pm – WILDCARDS 2

Week 3
Wednesday 19th Feb – 8pm TOP 20 Week 3 (Opening night)
Thursday 20th Feb – 8pm TOP 20 Week 3 (2nd Performance)
Friday 21st Feb – 3pm - WILDCARDS 3
Friday 21st Feb – 8pm TOP 20 Week 3 (Closing night)
Saturday 22nd Feb – 3pm – GALA FINAL (Preview)
7pm – Red Carpet Gala Final followed by awards ceremony

INFO: Tickets for the festival, including the new Red Carpet Gala Final on www.itp.net/tickets, DUCTAC 04 341 4777, web.shortandsweet.org/festivals/shortsweet-theatre-dubai, shortandsweetdubai@gmail.com

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