Back for its third consecutive year, The 47:59 Play Festival is a fierce race against the clock to write, rehearse and perform six brand new plays in exactly 47 hours and 59 minutes. Six playwrights will write a first act of a new work over the course of one evening. The following morning, the piece is handed off to the director and actors, who rehearse the piece for performance that evening. After the first act comes down - that's when things get really interesting. The playwrights will then rotate and write the second act of one of their colleague's works from the previous night, and the cycle begins again.