Cold Comfort Theater in Belfast has cast its second annual Festival of Short Plays, which will feature new work by six emerging playwrights from across the U.S. and run for two performances, Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25, at UMaine Hutchinson Center, on Route 3 in Belfast.

The Festival of Short Plays includes Familiar by Robert LeBlanc, Modern Theatre Critic by Robert Thomas Noll, No Kind of Place by Ilene Starger, I Forgot to Knock by Alyson Peabody, Bridal Rose by Madeline Puccioni, and PayDayus Ex Machina by Chuck Smith.

The staged readings are directed by Aynne Ames and Maggie Goscinski.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at Left Bank Books in Belfast or at the door 30 minutes prior to each performance. For more information, visit