ARTS Pick: New Works Festival

Charles Hurt, Casey Breneman, Isaac Tolliver star in Play It Cool by Ibrahim Muhammad as part of UVA Drama's New Works Festival. Charles Hurt, Casey Breneman, Isaac Tolliver star in Play It Cool by Ibrahim Muhammad as part of UVA Drama’s New Works Festival.

Staging it: UVA Drama’s New Works Festival highlights fledgling playwrights in collaboration with other students for three original works. They’re Still Friends by Savannah Hard explores trauma and connection; I’m Game by Jessica Harris finds a group of recent high school grads pondering their lives as they prepare for next steps; and Ibrahim Muhammad’s Play It Cool follows its main character as he chases the girl of his dreams while meeting unusual obstacles.

Thursday 1/31–Saturday 2/2. Times vary, $5. Helms Theatre, 109 Culbreth Rd. 924-3376.

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