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11th Annual One-Act Festival to Feature 4 Student-Directed Plays, January 26 & 27

Jan. 23, 2023 -- The 11th Annual One-Act Festival features short plays directed and performed by Cleveland Heights High School students. The One-Act Festival will be held on Thursday, January 26, and Friday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Heights High School’s Main Auditorium. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for open seating. No reservations are required.

20 students eagerly await the main stage to be converted into a black box theater where the audience can sit on stage and gain a closer look into the performance. THe audience can expect to see three outstanding acts that highlight student talent, enthusiasm, and theatrical ability.

The acts presented this year are:
The Cure - directed by Heights senior, Mira Whitaker-Kanner
Adapted from a short story by Anton Chekov, this play tells the story of a beleaguered head of a Yiddish acting company trying to put his show on. The only problem is that his star actor is impossibly drunk.

Who is Theo - directed by Heights senior, Reese Sooner
Three roommates have to deal with a strange newcomer who insists that they are an honest-to-goodness leprechaun.

The Plaid Man - directed by Heights senior, Cameron Graves
Paramours Death and Cupid resolve a lover’s spat using two mortal proxies.

I Hate Mothers - directed by Heights junior, Helena Duffy
A high-school actress is sick of being cast as the mother while her rival gets the good parts. She decides that she’s had enough and hijacks the show to give herself a part worth playing.

11th annual one act festival flyer

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