Triple-digit temperatures pale in comparison to the blazing creativity at Theatre Artists Studio’s seventh annual “New Summer Shorts” festival. Comprised of back-to-back new and original 10-minute plays, it’s a roller coaster of wishing the good ones would last longer and feeling relieved any duds won’t last long.
DETAILS >> 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, June 12-22. Theatre Artists Studio, 4848 E. Cactus Road, No. 406, Scottsdale. $15-$20 for adults, $10 for students 25 and younger. (602) 765-0120 or TheStudioPhx.org.