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Announcement (Calgary): Play premieres at Short+Sweet South India Festival – James Hutchison

Announcement (Calgary): Play premieres at Short+Sweet South India Festival – James Hutchison

James HutchisonA Lumberjack, a Eunuch and a Pope Premieres in India!

A Lumberjack, a Eunuch and a Pope,a ten minute comedy about the meaning of life, by Calgary playwright James Hutchison, will premiere in Chennai, India at the 2016 Short+Sweet South India Ten Minute Play Festival.

The play follows Mr. Kensington, a man of wealth and privilege, who has died without learning the true meaning of life and must plead his case for another chance or be returned to earth as a slug.

The 5th edition of Short+Sweet South India features forty-eight 10-minute plays and will run from Wednesday July 6th to Sunday July 31st. The 10 best plays of the festival, as picked by a panel of judges and audience vote, will compete in the Gala finals where prizes will be awarded for Best Play, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Script. Short+Sweet South India is presented by the Prakriti Foundation, and The Blu Lotus Foundation, in association with the Alliance Française of Madras. Full festival information can be found at: Short+Sweet South India Festival.

A Lumberjack, a Eunuch and a Pope: Each Man Lives Many Lives is being directed by Denver Anthony Nicholas and runs from July 21 to 24. The play is one of ten plays being presented as part of this year’s Short+Sweet Week 3 Top 30 plays.

To read the full media release, please click here. 

A Lumberjack, a Eunuch, and a Pope was workshopped through the Alberta Playwrights Network Wordshed program with the participation of Trevor Rueger, Christopher Hunt, Elinor Holt and Julie Orton. The Alberta Playwrights Network assists in the development of both plays and playwrights through a number of different development programs.

James Hutchison is a Calgary playwright specializing in comedy, romance, and mystery and is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, the Alberta Playwrights Network, Theatre Alberta and the Playwrights’ Center. You can follow James on Twitter @lifeisanact or visit his web site at where he blogs and occasionally interviews other actors, writers, and directors about theatre.

Photo: James Hutchison by Greg Fulmes.

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