All the world's a stage

Actors from Heidelberg, Germany (from left) Dennis Massman, Paul Hopkins, Sophie Ziegler and Johanna Englebrecht prepare a scene from The Getaway, by German playwright Paul Liedvogel.

The play will be one of three shown tonight as the week-long Unesco Cities of Literature Short Play Festival at the University of Otago begins.

University of Heidelberg student Mr Liedvogel (22), who travelled to Dunedin with the acting troupe, said he was very excited to see his work performed.

It centred around a man struggling to cope with repressed memories from a summer camp more than four decades before.

The Getaway is one of eight complete productions being staged.

Another 21 scripts sent in by playwrights are being performed during the course of the week by University of Otago students, students also doing behind-the-scenes work.

A programme is available and tickets can be booked from the University of Otago website:

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