Seabury Hall Performing Arts presents
A Festival of One-Act Plays
ONE WEEKEND ONLY:
Friday & Saturday May 19 & 20 @ 7:00 PM
'A'ali'ikuhonua Creative Arts Center
Seabury Hall, Makawao
Admission is free or by donation
Information & Reservations: www.seaburyhall.org
Seabury Hall Performing Arts ends its season with our 22th annual Side Shows – a wild array of short plays. This year’s crop of plays includes pieces by professional contemporary playwrights, local author Barry Wurst II, a medieval Japanese kyogen (comic folk tale), and a trial scene from Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, adapted by Seabury student Kalan Birnie ‘17.
As always, festival director Todd Van Amburgh is grateful for the faculty, friends, and students who volunteer their time to work with student actors.This year, adult directors Sarah Bakhiet, Heidi Bruning, Paul Janes Brown, Vinnie Linares, Todd Van Amburgh, and Barry Wurst II are joined by student directors Kalan Birnie, Zander Medrano, Veronica Winham, Aidyn Wright and Eliza Wright.
“The one-act festival has proven to be an ideal experience for students and audiences!” says Van Amburgh. “The show is fast and fun – a rollercoaster ride for the audience. Students get lead parts and -- because the plays are all about 10 minutes – don’t have the taxing rehearsal schedule they get for longer shows. As teachers, we get to include more students (over two dozen in the whole festival). Veterans end their high-school careers with this show while others are discovered here. Students get to work with other directors and directors get to experiment. The One-Act festival is great education and great fun!”