January 7, 2009

Snowdance to hold three performances at Memorial Hall

The Snowdance 10-Minute Comedy Festival is growing up.

The smash-hit theater competition, which features 10 original plays from writers around the world, will hold its final three performances this year at Racine's Memorial Hall, 72 Seventh St. That's a big step in venue size for the festival, which typically squeezes sell-out audiences of about 100 people into the Sixth Street Theatre. Memorial Hall holds 1,500 seats.

The festival's first 16 performances run from Jan. 30 to Feb. 20 at the Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St. The Memorial Hall performances are on Feb. 21 and 22.

The 10 finalists for the fifth annual festival were chosen from 240 entrants around the world. Audience members vote on their three favorite plays; the final tallies determine which playwrights win cash prizes.

Wednesday shows start at 7 p.m. Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays are at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m.

Reservations are available through the box office, (262)632-6802. Tickets are $15 on Fridays and Saturdays and $12 on Sundays and Wednesdays.

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