Favorite Word Theatre presents A Sharp Intake of Breath , three original one-acts by Michael Allen, Carla Ching and Aurin Squire. In Michael Allen's West, best friends test morality. Directed by Melissa Attebery. In Carla Ching's The Ring, a husband's tardiness and an impending telephone call bring staggering changes to a young woman's life. Directed by Takashi Kurihara. In Aurin Squire's Art Gallery, three very different artists make and break relationships with each other and with a provocative painting. Directed by Brian Olsen.