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EVANSTON, IL – This February, Piccolo theatre hosts its inaugural two-weekend festival of one-act plays.  First Laugh One-Act Festival premieres the original work of local and regional playwrights, and joins comedy writing and performance to answer the questions, “what was your first laugh?”  This juried festival features a fantastic prize awarded to the audience favorite, and explores the unique origins of what people find funny.

Each weekend features 3 new plays, beginning with Laughter is Serious Business by Zev Hurwich, Ice Flow by John Green, and Happy 3rd Birthday Siobhan by Liz Calvert on February 7 and 8. The following weekend, February 14 and 15, showcases three additional new work: A Smattering of Perspective by Carl Zeitler, Five 12-Steppers Navigating the Tightwire Away from Jaywalking While Awaiting a Special Appearance by Bill Shatner by Randy Gross, and Work in Progress by Gregory Luick making a total of six world premieres!

First Laugh One-Act Festival runs February 7-8, and February 14-15; all performances are Friday and Saturday at 8PM.  Ticket prices include $20 (adults), and $15 (students). Group discounts are available for all performances. For tickets and more information, call the Box Office at (847) 424-0089 Monday-Friday from 10AM-5PM, or visit www.piccolotheatre.com.

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