Fall One Acts
November 4-5, 2016
7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door
The Lutheran High School Theatre Department invites you to attend the popular Fall One Acts on Friday-Saturday, November 4-5, at 7:30 pm. This year’s production is sure to delight you with three short plays involving over 40 talented students. You may reserve your tickets by calling the school office at 636.928.5100 or emailing Mrs. Lail. Desserts and beverages served between plays. This year’s plays include:
This is a Test by Stephen Gregg
As the ticking clock reminds you, only 60 minutes remain to complete this oh-so-important predictor of your future. But you didn’t get the review sheets, the teacher doesn’t like you and your classmates are blatantly cheating. Time passes and the voices in your head remind you that though you are having trouble with the test, your personal life is far, far worse. Then you reach the essay question. The good news—it’s an opinion essay. The bad news—it’s in Chinese. And things aren’t going to get better!
The Pitch by Bryan Starchman
A young, hungry writer in Hollywood finally has his chance to pitch his original ideas for movies, television shows, and commercials to a major producer. The writer’s ideas come to life on stage as he tries to sell one — just one — of his many wacky ideas. Consider (and laugh) as the writer presents previews of a big-budget movie entitled “Thumb Wars”; a reality show about mailmen called “Going Postal”; a game show with the revolting title “Guess What I Just Ate for Dinner”; and even a commercial for a new sports drink called “H2MayO: The First Drinkable Mayonnaise.” This fast-paced comedic one act will put your audience in the producer’s shoes as they watch pitch after hilarious pitch go down in flames. With a very simple set, a flexible cast, basic costumes, and household props, this is also the perfect one act for competitions and traveling.
Huh, Level 12, and the Geological Horses by Alan Haehnel
In this high-energy, flexible play, an ensemble of students gathers to tell the audience how they write a paper. They are quick to point out, however, that this is not a “how to,” but a “how we” — not how a paper should be written, but how they actually do write it. From mishearing the assignment to nights of procrastination to begging for an extension, this play comically treats a universal problem: homework.
April 21-22, 2017
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The LHS Drama Department performs three drama productions each year and gives students the opportunity to be involved in acting, producing, and directing aspects of the art. This extra-curricular activity is open to students with various levels of experience and gives each of them the opportunity to grow through their experiences.
LHS is also a member of the International Thespian Society and has an active Thespian Group which recognizes students for their continued involvement in the many different facets of theatre.
Past productions by the LHS Drama Department have included: “Importance of Being Earnest,” “Cheaper By the Dozen,” “Play On,” Barefoot in the Park,” “A Midsemester Night’s Dream,” “MASH,” “You Can’t Take It With You,” and many more.
Check out the Drama Wiki Page for more information. Follow the LHS Drama Department on Twitter @LHSSCTheatre
Sponsor: Mrs. Rachel Lail