BHS thespians to stage night of one-act plays

Published 5:00 am Thursday, May 5, 2005

Brookhaven High School students take to the stage Friday andSaturday for “A Night of One Acts” in the school’s auditorium.

The three one-act plays feature students on stage and studentsdirecting the action.

The first play is “Dreamwalk,” about a girl diagnosed withcancer and how she deals with the illness. It is directed byJonathon Walker.

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“Us and Them” is a political satire directed by Danica Boyd.

“Sorry, Wrong Number” is the third one-act and is directed byJake Patrick. The play is about a hypochondriac in fear of beingmurdered.

Carol Clanton, director of the BHS theater program, was pleasedto be able to revive some of the plays that were done shortly aftershe started at the school.

“Doing the one-acts gets more kids involved,” Clanton said.

Thirty students will be on stage during the three plays.

Clanton said students in grades 9-12 auditioned for parts in thefirst two plays while forensic students are featured in the thirdplay. Student directors were chosen from essays submitted bytheater class members.

“Their first nine weeks curricula was to learn how to put on anddirect a one-act play,” Clanton said.

The production begins at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are$2 for students, $3 for adults and $4.50 for each of 100 paddedseats in the front of the auditorium.

“It’ll be first come, first served,” Clanton said.