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“Short Cuts 8” 8 p.m. Fri­days and Satur­days and 2 p.m. Sun­days through May 13

Wil­low The­atre, Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Mil­i­tary Trail, Boca Ra­ton $25

Call 561-347-3948 or visit wil­lowthe­atre.org artist and ac­tress

“I’m often cast as char­ac­ters that have kind of an edge, and I think what I’m able to bring to them is a vul­ner­a­bil­ity that I hope helps the au­di­ence em­pathize with oth­er­wise dif­fi­cult char­ac­ters,” said Hunt, who grew up in Jensen Beach.

Be­ing on stage isn’t easy for Hunt, who suf­fers from ago­ra­pho­bia, fear of pub­lic spa­ces. It kept her from act­ing in her early 20s.

“My ago­ra­pho­bia is a big ob­sta­cle, but act­ing helps me cope,” she said.

An­i­mals also c a lm her nerves. For two years, she’s worked at a doggy day care and board­ing fa­cil­ity. In her spare time, she plays the trum­pet and five-string banjo.

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