One-Act Plays Feature Student-directed Works

Characters include “The Three Little Pigs,” a self-proclaimed hero and an estranged couple.

Alma College Theatre presents the annual One-Act Play Festival in which students’ own works are highlighted on stage.

Performances are Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Remick Heritage Center, Strosacker Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for seniors 62-plus, and free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. For ticket information, call (989) 463-7304.

Alpha Psi Omega Members of Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre honorary at Alma College, will be directing and producing three one-act plays. Student directors include Davison senior Merek Alam and Indian River senior Rachel Blome. Assistant professor of theatre and APO faculty advisor Terry Dana Jachimiak II also will be directing.

Alam wrote his piece, “The Three Little Pigs: REBORN,” with research from Bay City senior Carly Christie and Belmont junior Brandon Nicholson. It is a “neo-classical take on the tried and true story from days gone by.” The performance takes a larger play structure and condenses it into a single act.

Blome will direct “The 5564 to Toronto,” written by Karen Howes. A young women’s life is changed after she is warned by a self-proclaimed hero to avoid the 5564 bus to Toronto.

In “The Second Floor,” written by Robert Scott and produced by Jachimiak, a young business woman gets stuck in an elevator with her ex-husband where she learns important information.

“Our members get a chance to direct, design and explore areas they might not get to on company productions,” says Livonia senior Samantha J. Moretti, president of Alpha Psi Omega. “The APO show also provides an opportunity for actors new to our program to show the faculty their skills. It’s a fun learning experience for all.”

Story published on November 04, 2019