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When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 7 2016

Crap-shootishness is part of the charm of new play festivals, and with six scripts scheduled for readings, this one will necessarily have its share. But host Victory Gardens Theater has clearly taken measures to limit the downside variables. Ignition Festival’s opening-night offering, for instance, is by Greg Kotis, a former Neo-Futurist best known as coauthor of the eccentric Broadway hit Urinetown. (Of course, he also cowrote Yeast Nation, an awful thing set in the year 3,000,458,000 BCE, so maybe that’s not as reassuring as it sounds.) Kotis’s contribution is The Wayward Bunny (Fri 7:30 PM), in which a mystery writer undergoes a night of terror while searching for his missing son. Continue reading >>


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