Christopher Durang, winner of two Obie Awards and a Tony nomination, is noted for Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All and The Actor's Nightmare. His one-acts for the festival are Wanda's Visit and Nina in the Morning, the story of a woman whose face-lift begins to fall. John Augustine's one-act play, Window of Opportunity, about two women conversing, was included in Applause Books' 1994 edition of Best American Short Plays.
These short comedies can be seen through Aug. 18, with performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 Thursdays and Sundays, and $15 Fridays and Saturdays.
Also this week, the festival will present a staged reading of Solebury resident Karin Kasdin's Photo Finish, a contemporary drama about marriage. A discussion with Kasdin, the director and the actors will follow the reading, scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $5.
On Wednesday, the baroque ensemble Philomel will perform 17th- and 18th-century music. Tickets for the concert, scheduled for 8 p.m., are $15.
All the performances are at the Solebury School Theatre, Phillips Mill Road, 1.5 miles north of New Hope. For information about the festival, which will run through Aug. 19, call 215-862-9894.
MONTGOMERY THEATER. How Groundhogs Play Croquet, an adult comedy by Bryn Mawr resident Glenn Russell, will be performed this weekend at the Montgomery Theater in Souderton. Russell stars in this one-man production, which blends storytelling, monologues and stand-up comedy.
``These are all very unique, clever, funny stories,'' said Hope deFrenes, the theater's managing director. ``They're individual stories and observations, like pictures with words. His mind must live in a very bizarre world.''
She gave as one example his story about a bar that serves poetry. The comedy, in which Russell shares his dreams, fantasies and obsessions, can be seen at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow. Tickets are $10. The theater is at 124 Main St. For information, call 215-723-9984.
STOVER MILL GALLERY. Award-winning paintings, sculptures and photographs from the Tinicum Art Festival are on display this weekend at the Stover Mill Gallery on River Road in Erwinna. More than 250 pieces, representing the work of 98 artists, were exhibited at the festival last month. The 40 that received awards can be seen at the Stover Mill Gallery from 1 to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Marion Robertson Frey of Pipersville won best of show for On Line, an oil painting of a young woman reclining on a sofa. For information, call 610-294-9166.
GOLDEN DOOR GALLERY. The watercolors of Izzie Barth, inspired by a trip to Greece, are on display at the Golden Door Gallery in New Hope through August. Most of Barth's nine pieces in the exhibit capture the architecture of buildings along the Aegean Sea.
``They are very clean, crisp images,'' said gallery director Mary Gardner.
Barth, a resident of Chalfont, has received a number of awards from area art clubs. Her works can be seen at the gallery from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The gallery is at 52 S. Main St. For information, call 215-862-5529.
NEWMAN GALLERIES. ``Flowers in Art,'' an exhibit of about 30 works at the Newman Galleries of Bryn Mawr, explores the portrayal of the floral still life from the Victorian period through modern times. Both realistic and abstract interpretations are included in this exhibit, which features the works of early 20th-century painters Hobson Pittman and Elizabeth Washington. The oils, watercolors, pastels and prints can be seen through Aug. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. The gallery is at 850 W. Lancaster Ave. For information, call 610-525-0625.
SKYLIGHT GALLERY. Wyncote artist Helene Jacoby Witman is exhibiting 34 framed and 22 unframed paintings at the Skylight Gallery in Wyncote through Sept. 27. Her watercolors depict scenes from her travels through the United States and Europe. Witman, who also has four oil paintings in the exhibit, has received several awards at local juried shows. The Skylight Gallery is in the offices of ATD-American, 135 Greenwood Ave. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For information, call 215-576-1000, Ext. 266.
IN NORTHAMPTON. The Free Library of Northampton Township is showcasing the watercolors of Kathleen Peyser of Doylestown Township. About 10 paintings, primarily florals, are on display all month at the library, 25 Upper Holland Rd., Richboro. Peyser, who has exhibited in the Bucks County area about 15 years, is a member of the Doylestown Art League. Library hours this month are noon to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. For information, call 215-357-3050.
Neighbors welcomes news about the arts Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Please send all information, including a telephone number for verification, to Valerie Reed, Bucks County Neighbors, 830 Town Center Dr., Langhorne, Pa. 19047.