Performing Arts’ Student Directed One Acts This Weekend

Photo: The poster for BHS PAC Student Directed One Act

A serious business meeting of elementary school students, the 15-minute “abridged” version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a bar pickup played as a boxing match, the film set for a political ad, and reimagining of the last moments of Leon Trotsky’s life … eight times.

A mix of comedy, drama, and everything in between will be on stage when the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company presents its annual Student Directed Festival of short plays featuring five 10 to 15-minute plays directed by PAC seniors.

The One Acts take place May 11 to 13 at 7 p.m. at the Belmont High School Black Box Theater.

TICKETS are $5 for students: $12 for adults. Tickets are on sale at

One Acts is a PAC favorite each year, showcasing the talents of the PAC in directing, acting, and technical design. This year’s group of directors includes six seniors who have cast 32 students in the five plays. Another 50 students are working backstage, taking complete ownership of designing all of the scenery, lighting, costumes, props, and sound for the shows.

Some play deal with adult situations, contain mild adult language, and may not be appropriate for young children.

The Belmont High School Performing Arts Company is the extracurricular theatrical group of Belmont High School. Membership is open to all students of Belmont High School. The PAC produces five shows yearly: The Fall Play and Spring Musical on the Main Stage Theater and Cabaret Night, Improv Show and the student-directed One Act Festival in the Little Theater.

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