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THEATER | Festival of Ten 

The Rochester area is awash with great live theater. But if you're looking for something a little different, or if your attention span isn't what it used to be, consider the biennial Festival of Ten, returning this weekend to SUNY Brockport. This theater festival features 10 plays that run for a mere 10 minutes. This year's festival — the eighth put on by Brockport — includes plays titled "The Antichrist Cometh," "," "What a Drag It Is," "The Wilderness," and "Defrost" (pictured). The SUNY Brockport Department of Theatre and Music Studies selected these entries from more than 400 submissions sent in from playwrights around the globe. A Playwrights Symposium will take place on Saturday, March 9, and feature an opportunity to network with theater professionals and learn from playwrights who focus in short plays.

Festival of Ten VIII debuts Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. and runs through March 9 at the Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage on Holley Street in Brockport. Other show times this weekend are Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $8-$15. For more information call 395-2787 or visit


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