Seabury Hall Performing Arts presents
A Festival of One-Act Plays
ONE WEEKEND ONLY:
Friday & Saturday May 20 & 21 @ 7:00 PM
ʻAʻaliʻikūhonua Creative Arts Center
Seabury Hall Performing Arts ends its season with our 26th annual Side Shows – a wild array of short plays.
In this year’s slate of six plays, three are student-written: In Leela Waterford’s Do the Write Thing, a Sharpie marker zips us from Little Rock to a present-day book-banning PTA meeting. In Marina Carosso’s Goofy’s Identity Crisis, a disgruntled Disney employee meets an overly enthusiastic fangirl. And we bring back Curb Kids, written by Jubilee Felsing-Watkins in 2001.
Three professionally written plays round out the festival: the romantic John Patrick Shanley play The Red Coat, Theater X’s Burger King comedy Peace Negotiations, and a 10-minute musical (with elves!) The Almost In-Laws.
As always, festival director Todd Van Amburgh is grateful for the faculty and friends who volunteer their time to direct the student actors. This year, Van Amburgh is joined by Performing Arts faculty Marsha Kelly and David Ward, local theater producer Vinnie Linares, and Seabury parent Tash Summit.
Students in Andre Morissette’s Costume Design classes are meeting directors, taking measurements and choosing looks for all the characters.
“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!”