Three Plays Made Us Laugh, Cry, and Think
This year's one-act festival featured something for everybody!
First, there was Tracks, by Peter Tarsi, a thought-provoking study of good and evil, as embodied by a collection of strangers who find themselves at a subway station, only to realize that the subway station is actually leading them to the afterlife. The twists and turns in the script kept the audience guessing until the very end — and even after!
Secondly, we performed Juvie, by Jerome McDonough, a stark contemplation of what makes kids make choices that are destructive, illegal, or even inexplicable. Never flinching from the realities facing kids, Juvie made the audience confront the true battleground that is youth.
Finally, the one-act contest play, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [Revised] was a wacky crash course in exactly what the title implies. Smashing through the Bard's plays at lightning speed, these actors put together a wild and high-energy performance! The show went on to earn three All-Conference winners (Katie Hall, Jordan Haller, and Jack Hulet) and earned third-place at Subsections.