On Dec. 20 and 21, the Theatre III and IV classes will perform “An Evening of One Acts.” The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 and approximately 8 p.m. on Dec. 21 in the Jeanne Spurlock Theatre. Admission is free. The Dec. 20 performance follows the 7 p.m. Band and Choir Christmas concert in the main gym.
The evening begins with the one-act show, “Abra Cadaver,” directed by senior and Theatre IV student Melina Hazzard. “It was very difficult to find a short play with developed characters. When I read the script for ‘Abra Cadaver,’ I chose it because of all the back-stabbing and complex relationships,” Hazzard said.
The play is a dramatic comedy that features five theatre students: seniors Ali Miller and Matt Hoffman, andjuniors Rachele DeLuca, Tristan Dumont, and Matt Gabbard.
“Abra Cadaver” takes place in upper-class modern day society, and is about a married couple, Marie (played by Miller) and Jack Marsh (played by Dumont), and Marie’s sister Christine (played by DeLuca), who are scheming against one another to kill each other for money. Sid (played by Hoffman), the lawyer, also has a part in the scheme.
Senior and Theatre IV student Andrea Bridges will also be directing a scene from “The Glass Menagerie,” featuring two Theatre III students, juniors Matt Gabbard and Courtney Dunne. “The Glass Menagerie” focuses on Amanda Wingfield (played by Dunne), and her son Tom (played by Gabbard) arguing about Tom having to make all of the money for the family.
To conclude the evening, Gabbard is performing a monologue, “Search and Destroy,” and Dunne is performing a monologue called “The Casket Comedy.”
Dunne is very excited for her performance. “We have worked really hard to make ‘An Evening of One-Acts’ very special, and we hope to have a lot of people come and see what we have been working on,” Dunne said.