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Best Bets: 24 hours til showtime

The pressure is on the local playwrights — and those who just occasionally play at playwriting. On Friday night, eight writers will draw who, what and where prompts. They’ll have until Saturday morning to create a one-act script that local actors will rehearse throughout the day and perform Saturday night.

As a twist: Each script must incorporate a common cameo, in this case, Crystal Pelkey, the producing director of The Underground.

How’s that for a turnaround.

The Chicken Hat Plays are one of the defining events on Rubber Chicken Theater’s schedule.

GO SEE IT What: Rubber Chicken Theater’s Chicken Hat Play

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Harbor City International School Auditorium, 332 W. Michigan St.

Tickets: $12 at the door

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