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It's a mitzvah AND a fundraiser

City Theatre's popular Summer Shorts Festival turns 13 this year (!), so to celebrate that rite of passage, Logocitytheatre_2 the company is planning a March 13 fund-raising event it is calling "Shorts Mitzvah."  In addition to honoring nine individuals who have helped make the short-play festival possible over the past dozen years, City Theatre is also trying to find audience members who have seen all 12 previous Shorts lineups.  If that applies to you, shoot an E-mail with a "short testimonial" (get it?) to City Theatre.

The March 13 event is at the Bank of New York Mellon's Brickell Avenue Financial Center at 6 p.m.  A $100 ticket gets you a reception, great views, the chance to bid in a silent auction and first details on an expanded Summer Shorts program, which will happen at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Mary 29-June 22 and the Broward Center June 26-29.  For info or reservations, E-mail City's Kerry Clarke.