Drama Guild rehearsing for One-Act Play Festival

posted Jan 19, 2012, 10:22 AM by GDarts Boosters   [ updated Jan 19, 2012, 8:09 PM ]
GD Drama Guild is proud to present their third annual Festival of One-Act Plays.
Four student directors have selected plays, rehearsed their peers, and will develop stage and lighting design in preparation for the competition.
  • The Senior class will present Stop the Clocks, an abstract play by Keith Badham. Through 15 short scenes of trials and tribulations, the meaning of life is revealed.
  • The Junior class will present Tracks, a drama by Peter Tarsi. Trapped in a subway station and eager to escape, a group of people must decide which train to take. Will it lead to Heaven or Hell? Though basically good people, each has committed a serious sin, making their final destination uncertain.
  • The Sophomore class will present One Lane Bridge, a ghost story by Stephen Gregg. On a snowy night, Eli, a new driver, has agreed to drive Samantha, a friend of a friend, into town. As the car creeps along the winding mountain canyon roads, they tell stories to scare each other and pass the time. When Samantha’s story hits a nerve, Eli, wanting to put an end their trip together as fast as possible, begins to speed. What will happen when they must cross the one lane bridge? 
  • The Freshman class will present Math for Actors, a comedy by Emily C.A. Snyder. Studious Kate tries her best to tutor the easily distracted and full-of-himself actor, Keith, in trigonometry. Keith’s flair for the dramatic exasperates her until they find a common denominator.
Actors are busy learning lines and developing their characters in the weeks leading up to the show.
This friendly interclass competition of plays will be performed on Friday, February 3, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, February 4, at 2 p.m and 7 p.m. at the Groton-Dunstable High School Black Box Theatre. Outside judges have been invited to view Friday night’s performance; an award ceremony announcing the winners will follow Saturday night’s show.
Tickets will be sold at the door: $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors.