Winter One Act-Festival Overview

by Matthew Fink, Reporter

Winter One Act Poster. Created by: Daxton Garner.

For some, it may be difficult to perform in front of a live audience, but a group of actors took to the call to perform for the Winter One Act Festival, many for the first time. The Winter One Acts are a series of small plays that will take place Jan. 30 and 31 at 7:00 p.m., in the auditorium. The entrance fee costs $5 at the door, or you can roll a dice to determine the price you pay; the proceeds will go to the drama program. The Winter One Acts will consists of five different one acts. “Impromptu,” “Regina Fletcher Wins the Science Fair,” “The Rebirth of Beautiful,” “Talking To Your Child About Death,” and “The Philadelphia.”

“Impromptu,” directed by Hadley Bro ‘21 and Nishi Veer ‘22 and written by playwright Tad Mosley, is a story about four actors, who are forced to improvise a play that they just learned about in front of a live audience, however the play results in drama within the cast members. Impromptu will star Savannah Brassel ‘21 as Winifred, Cameron Maynor ‘22 as Ernest, Anna Benevento ‘23 as Lora, and Michael Schueller ‘23 as Tony. 

“Regina Fletcher Wins The Science Fair,” directed by Colin Johnson ‘21, written by Marco Ramirez, is a play about four middle schoolers, Regina, Bradley, Tiffany, and Sam, who compete for first place in their school’s science fair while arguing about the authenticity about each of their projects. Regina Fletcher Wins The Science Fair will star Savannah Ryan ‘23 as Regina, Alexis Murphy ‘23 as Tiffany, Cole Martin ‘22 as Sam, and Mikey Webb ‘23 as Bradley

“The Rebirth Of Beautiful,” directed by AJ Ruder ‘21, written by John Walch, is a story about a couple who is going through a tense argument of whether or not a baby would help their lives. Their puppet-using therapy session ultimately reveals the truth about the two. “The Rebirth Of Beautiful” will star Jared Engerman ‘22 as Joseph and Abby Benko ‘23 as Mary. 

“The Philadelphia,” directed by Brooklyn Romero ‘21, written by David Ives, is a play about a man informed that he is in an alternate reality of discontent called “The Philadelphia.” “The Philadelphia” will star Kevin Corrado ‘22 as Al, Kieran Williams ‘23 as Mike, and Elyssa Jennings ‘23 as the waitress.

“Talking to your Child about Death,” directed by Emily Perry ‘22 and Konstantinos Critikos ‘22, written by Bella Yaguda, is a play about an old man (Clipper) and a child (Eve) who go through states of fear, trauma, and paranoia in their attempt to understand more about life. “Talking to your Child about Death” will star Matthew Fink ‘22 as Clipper, and London Sprague ‘23 as Eve.

Additionally, Theatre IV and V classes are performing “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind,” a series of sketch comedy skits before the One Act Festival at 6:00 p.m in the Auditorium.