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Forum staff report, Published April 25 2013

The Stage at Island Park to host Midwest theater festival

FARGO – The Stage at Island Park hosts the American Association of Community Theatre’s Region Five Festival through Saturday.

The festival will feature shows from around Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska as they perform one-act play selections up to 60 minutes in length.

Each show will be judged by a panel that will select one to move on to the National AACTFest in Carmel, Ind., in June.

There will be performance sessions at 6:30 tonight and

1 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Workshops will also be held on Saturday for $15.

Performances groups and selections are:

Tonight – Minnesota (“Diviners”), Iowa (“Almost Maine”) and South Dakota (“The Top Job”).

Saturday afternoon – Minnesota (“Leading Ladies”) and Nebraska (“Desire, Desire, Desire”).

Saturday evening – Iowa (“Lone Star”) and (Nebraska (“Doubt, A Parable”).

Tickets are available online at www.fmct.orgor at (701) 235-6778. All tickets are reserved seats.