With the culmination of the writers, actors, and directors in the school, everyone comes together for the Winter One Acts.
One acts will be Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and go for an hour-and-a-half to accommodate the over 50 actors and 9 one acts, an unusually high number from recent years.
Kate Arendes, senior, and one of the head overseers said, “We received lots of submissions and wanted a lot of people involved, so we ended up showing nine this year.”
Tickets cost $5 for students and $7 for adults. The profits are to go towards transporting the set of “Hamlet” to the State competition.
Preparations for the one acts started in early November when auditions were held, and rehearsals have been going on ever since. The actors have been rehearsing entirely off campus, and rehearsals are mainly held in the houses of the directors and actors.
Nick Suber, senior, who plays the character Joe in “This is a Bank Robbery…” said about preparing, “I’m just having fun with the cast and crew. I like eating Tyler Benbow [the director]’s Oreos while rehearsing.” The dress rehearsals are then held at school the week of the show.
The one acts showing this year include “A Friend to Confide In” by Emma McKeon, senior, “Pressure” by Becca Riley and Helen O’Brien, seniors, “Inside” by Tea Gardner, freshman, “A Bit Too Much” by Aidan Kurtz, freshman, “The Shaman” by Kate Arendes, senior, “This is a Bank Robbery…” by Tyler Benbow, freshman, “Champagne” by Caroline Jordan, sophomore, “Closet of William Hawke” by Molly Kurtz, senior, and “Egg Head” by Hannah Leatherbarrow, Maggie Pool and Bridget Kahrhoff, juniors.
Drama teacher Todd Schaefer said potential watchers should “Get there early, the box office opens at 6 p.m., and it’s going to be packed.” The doors will then open at 6:30 p.m.