Blind Man's Bluff, written by Steven Korbar and directed by Ted Clement, is a one-note joke: Felicia (Kelly Doran) is on a blind date, and who should show up but a blind man, Wayne (Nick Viau). He has sent her a photograph he found online, of a blonde athlete. When she wants to leave, he guilt-trips her. Predictable and annoying.

Nuts, written by T. James Belich and directed by John Carpentier, is about three squirrels and a dog. 'Nuff said. Chris Shaw Swanson's Memory Box is about two young teens (Mia Ray and Abbi Dexter) discussing which of their mutual memories are worth keeping.

We are left laughing with the final play, Mixed Emotions, by Real Carpentier. Under the militaristic instructions of Brain (Geoff White), five emotions get their marching orders: Anger (Mark Carter,) Humor (Reynolds) Fear (Sandra Barrett), Happiness (Emily Carter), and Ecstasy (Arruda). The occasion is a first date, and the man they are in charge of needs help. Fear: "Does it always have to be sexual with you two?" Humor and Ecstasy exchange glances ("Duh") and explain: "Yeah!"

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