The Student Directed One Act Play Festival is an annual tradition at Tigard High School. It is an opportunity for students to experience life as a director.
The students (four in total) are selected by Mr. Todd Hermanson after an application and interview process. He works with the selected students to pick a One-Act play. The students audition and cast their shows, as well as work with the Tech Team to create their sets and props, costumes and makeup designs.
This year, we are thrilled to present the following One-Act Plays:
IN TENTS - (Play on bullying - comedy/drama) Written by - Pearson Kunz - comedy/drama Directed by Senior, Sara Johnson It’s your typical high school camping trip, except not so typical. Forced to come up with an alternative trip due to budget cuts (little Jimmy only got a B in Lit and his daddy sued the school), our home room teacher has come up with a plan. Camping out in the cellar. Six students are chosen and put together for this assignment. Six students who have nothing to do with each other and who will have to get to know each other over the course of an evening. The students are free to leave at any time, but if they do, they fail the class. All they have is a tent, a microwave, some microwave meals and some jars. How will they survive the night?
THE END - (A comedy) Written by Kristyn Leigh Robinson Directed by Senior Rachel Jacobsen
What would you say to your “ex” if you ran into him? How would that fateful moment play out? Brokenhearted, Rachel indulges her wounded ego as she works through her break-up and realizes that the time has finally come to move on.
BAD BLOOD IN THE BOOKSHOP - (A Melodrama) Written by Eddie Cope and Carl Williams Directed by Senior, Jamie Schroeder Clarice DeLovely, a beautiful young London actress, arrives in Cactus Junction,Texas, to manage the small bookshop she inherited from her late father. Little does she know that Sylvester Swineheart (a devious and distant relative) plans to take over the shop and is in cahoots with crooked Sheriff Hornswoggler, who schemes to put the young mummer, along with her traveling companion, Winifred Snit-whistle, a grande dame of the British stage, six feet under. Complicating matters are a charming book-publishing heiress, Fann C. Free, and the shy and studious Chester G. Whilakers, who carries a torch for the lovely DeLovely. With many plot twists and turns, the “good guys” fight their way through a tangle of jokes, puns, and show-biz humor to save the day.
OH, WHAT A TANGLED WEB - (A Comedy/Farce) Written by John R. Carroll Directed by Senior, Cait Smith
A light-hearted, funky farce set in a 90s, Lizzie Maguire-esk living room. On an impulse, a young girl makes up a story, and the complications that result from it are extremely funny. Suddenly needing an excuse, the girl fumbles for a moment and then blurts out that there has been a death in the family. Actually, the only thing wrong in this family is that the cat is missing. In any case, people start coming over to express their concern and sympathy. The parents think they're referring to the missing cat and the hilarious complications just continue to multiply!
April 23, 24, 25 at 7:30, April 25 at 2:00
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