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East / West PlayFest

A program of original, short plays

Milford Historical Society – Sat/Sun, July 13/14, 4pm

Westport Community Theatre – Fri/Sat, July 19/20, 8 PM

Free/Donations Accepted,

Mixed One Acts,


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Welcome to East/West PlayFest

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, once again partners with Westport Community Theatre for a program of original, short playsThe PlayFest is performed twice in Milford on the grounds of the Milford Historical Society,  and twice at the Westport Community Theater in Westport, CT.

Returning to the beautiful setting behind the Milford Historical Society, the PlayFest presents 5  juried original one-act plays selected from over 500 submissions across the country.

  • The Milford Historical Society is open for tours between 1-4PM, before the show begins, so please consider visiting before the show.

  • You will need to bring your own chair/blanket.

  • Parking is limited to side streets (Green St, High St, Helwig St), and Lisman Landing.

  • No parking is allowed at the MHS; however, drop-off for patrons may take place.

  • Please note that the plays take place outdoors, with a short walk behind the MHS’s three houses.

  • Please consider enjoying dinner downtown after the show!

  • In case of inclement weather, the Saturday, July 13 show will be cancelled; however, for bad weather on Sunday, the show will move into the MAC’s main theatre at 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford.

  • Map links:           Milford Historical Society         Westport Community Theater

A free community event. Donations gratefully accepted.


Amnesty Week

By Loretta Bolger Wish of Manasquan, NJ
Directed by Kevin Pelkey of Prospect
Synopsis:  As a library temporarily waives late fees for overdue returns, a woman brings back a book she has held onto for thirty years.

Children’s Children

By Kimberly H Hill of Fairfield, CT
Directed by Richard Mancini of Stratford, CT
Synopsis: Two sisters, a lawyer and a will enter an office.

Dogs and Nuts

By Romney Humphrey of Seattle, WA
Directed by Mark Ferguson of Newtown, CT
Synopsis: Two airline passengers turn to each other as they contend with allergies, pets, and turbulence.

Sense of Direction

By Seth Freeman of Pacific Palisades, CA
Directed by Michael Shavel of Stratford, CT
Synopsis: A man meets the voice behind his GPS.

Ten Minutes ‘til Christmas

By Brian Vinero of St Paul, MN
Directed by Elayne Gordon of Norwalk, CT
Synopsis: A Hallmark RomCom is condensed to ten minutes.

Three Tries

By Kelly Burr of Oxford, CT
Directed by Tom Rushen of Stratford, CT
Synopsis: A passenger on a cruise helps a fellow traveler navigate unsteady personal waters.


                      • Kit Briner of Easton

                      • Lenny Carlucci of Norwalk

                      • TJ Chila of Milford

                      • Linda Gilmore of Norwalk

                      • Martha Hegley of Trumbull

                      • Herman Livingston of Bridgeport

                      • Catharine Pelkey of Plainville

                      • Sheri Rak of Ridgefield

                      • Sherry Sowinski of Watertown

                      • Janine Wolfe of Trumbull

                      • Mariah Young of Stratford

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