Snow delays One-Act Festival

Lasallians will perform five student-written, directed, and produced one-act plays in the theater on a date to be set soon. Snow canceled students' original Feb. 21 performance.
The one-act festival, the brainchild of English teacher Victoria McDonald and drama teacher Michael Shelton, will showcase the work of "wonderfully creative students who have a way with words, who use their words in a powerful, humorous, thoughtful way," said Mr. Shelton.
"We wanted to give them an opportunity to push beyond the words on a page and breathe life into those words through a performance," he said.

Students submitted 20 scripts to the competition; the following were selected to be staged at the festival:
  • "Death" by Jasmine Bartel '20. A comedic re-telling of a high school girl who makes a deal with death and now has to manage some of the unexpected consequences. Co-directed by Jasmine Bartel and Isabella Derr '20. 
  • "Misfits" by Senamynn Akles '18, Rafael Alvarado '19 and Philicia Robinson '18. A story about what it means to be a friend and who your true friends are. A staged reading.
  • "The Curious Session of Mr. Pennywinkle" by Henry Pitzer '20. A mysterious man comes to the offices of Dr. Henry Jekyll for help.  A dark comedy co-directed by Maren Kain '18 and Anna Kay '18.
  • "Deatbeat" by Annie Hoang '20. Directed by Annie Hoang. A dark comedy about three tired college students, a dead body, and an alcoholic ghost looking for his long-lost son.
  • "The Last Day" by Anna McClow '19. A comedy/drama that addresses complex issues around school bullying and teen suicide. 
Tickets will cost $5 each at the door; seating will be General Admission.

Questions? Contact Michael Shelton
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