Theatre Students Perform in One-Act Play Festival
Six stories that explore various aspects of relationships — from love to jealousy to hatred — highlight this year’s One-Act Play Festival at Alma College.
The annual Alma College Theatre festival takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 in the Remick Heritage Center, Strosacker Theatre.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
Upper-level theatre students direct, design and perform in six one-act plays during each performance, says Joe Jezewski, director of the theatre program.
“All are very short, 10-minute plays that quickly get to the point,” says Jezewski. “For most of the student directors and designers, these are their first realized projects. We use the One-Acts as an extention of our classes, and they become strong teaching tools for our students.”
The plays include:
• “Go Look” by Christopher Graybill, directed by Harper Woods junior Olyvia Brown, which explores male and female stereotypes.
• “Truth and Sex” by Susan Cinoman, directed by Nashville, Tenn., senior Lauren Kittrell, about two young lovers contemplating the next steps of their relationship.
• “Compatible” by Anna Li, directed by Twining junior Graham Morgan, about two people struggling to define their relationship amidst their fears and uncertainties.
• “The Blocking Maneuver” by Seth Kramer, directed by Traverse City senior Tara Riedel, about two writers; he believes she is looking for writing advice, but she has other plans for their encounter.
• “Anything For You” by Cathy Celesia, directed by theatre intern Nati Salgado, about the lengths one goes to help a best friend in a time of need.
• “So Tell Me About This Guy” by Dolores Whiskeyman, directed by Salgado, about how two best friends communicate with each other and how a single word, phrase or sentence can mean so many things.
Some of the plays may contain explicit language and adult situations.
Posted: Thu, November 15th, 2012 at 8:02AM