On Screen Offspring blends film, theater

Originally published January 27, 2012 at 6:43 p.m., updated January 28, 2012 at 12:35 p.m.

Theater lovers are in for a real treat Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and 4, at the Lawrence Arts Center when they can witness a hybrid stage-and-screen storytelling extravaganza called “On Screen Offspring.”

The show is as a night of one-act plays written by area filmmakers. Combining movie-making and stage elements, the plays feature Lawrence-centric backdrops, including the Lawrence Farmers’ Market, Lawrence Municipal Airport and Clinton Lake. Filmmakers include Laura Kirk, Ranjit Arab, Jeremy Osbern, Misti Boland, Chris Blunk, Christie Dobson, Ric Averill and Marlo Angell. The works will be across several genres, from teen romance to political satire to silent-film comedy.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and are available at www.lawrenceartscenter.org, by phone at 843-2887 or in person at the center, 940 N.H. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in the center’s Black Box Theater.