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posted Oct 3, 2013 - 10:51:05am
Students from University High School in Orange City are rushing to prepare for this year's Festival of One Acts, coming to the Titan stage Oct. 3-5. This exciting development at University is a result of a creative surge by three students and the club sponsor, Reid Conrad, each of whom has written and is directing one-acts that will be performed over the course of three nights this October, with three shows a night.
Train of Thought, by Joseph Warren, is a World War II story of individuals learning how to deal with change in their lives, such as the closing of the local train station.
This State of Paradise, by Madison Marion, is about a woman's attempt to block out pain in her life. When reality knocks her over, will she be able to keep going, or will she be forced to face herself?
Hope Imaginary, by Chris Logan, is a show about looking backward, looking forward, and never giving up on a better tomorrow.
Fismit, the Misfit Superhero, by Reid Conrad, is about a misfit boy, P.T. Dingle, and his buddy Morton. Struggling with school bullies, P.T. adapts a superhero persona to help overcome his social woes and to win the girl of his dreams.
The club's sponsor and theater-class instructor, Reid Conrad, has been inspiring dynamic students for many years. Closing out his fourth year at University High, Conrad plans to direct a massive undertaking of The Tempest by William Shakespeare in April 2014.
Tickets for the one-acts are available at the auditorium doors, and will cost $4 for students and children, and $6 for adults, with a $1 proceed to the "Broadway Cares" foundation.
The one-acts are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, in the University High School auditorium, at 1000 W. Rhode Island Ave. in Orange City. Come out and support your local actors and actresses!
— Joseph Warren wrote and is directing the one-act play Train of Thought.
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