Mihir Shah has been writing “The Law of Dreams” over the last year. He’s one of eight seniors in the Writing for the Screen and Stage minor who will have their plays performed at the ninth annual Long Story Shorts One Act Festival. His play is a two-person show that focuses on a brother and sister, and Mihir himself will be acting in the lead role.
Being able to finally see his work brought to life after seven drafts seems like it would be the most rewarding part of the festival for Mihir, but what’s most exciting is who he’s getting to share the stage with — his older sister, Mansi Shah.
Mansi lives in Atlanta, but the 2017 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate has made the trip up to Chapel Hill to share the stage with Mihir and help tell this story.
“It’s been fun,” Mihir said. “We aren’t really actors. I do improv on campus, and she’s a musician. We’ve just been learning a lot about how to bring a script to life. Learning a lot and having a lot of fun.”
The festival will be presented at the the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Theatre on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.