Photo: The poster for the 2016 One-Act Plays.
A man falling from a plane who spends his final moments on a business call, a bedtime story that goes terribly awry and the tale of a boy becoming a man with a topsy-turvy ending you’ll see coming from miles away.
These are just a few of the stories being presented by the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company at its annual One-Act Plays. In performance Friday and Saturday in the Little Theater at Belmont High School, the eight plays – a combination of comedy, drama, satire and romance – are directed by 11th and 12th-grade students and acted by their classmates. And each just about 10 minutes long.
Here is a clip of “Sure Thing,” a favorite one-act play.
- Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, May 28 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets: Adults: $12, Students: $5, FREE for BHS staff.
Tickets are on sale online and at Champions in Belmont Center.
Always popular, One Act Performances may sell out so buy tickets in advance. A very limited number of tickets or wait list seating will be available at the theater.
Read a synopsis of the plays here
9.8 METERS PER SECOND PER SECOND
Directed by Sophia Lubarr & Tenny Gregorian
BALTHAZAR: Oliver Leeb
BAR MITZVAH BOY
Directed by Emma Giallongo & Katie MacAuley
SAMUEL: Raffi Manjikian
STACIE: Josie Cooper
DJ: Jack Merullo
Directed by Daphne Kaxiras & Katie Mabbott
SON: Sri Kaushik
DAD: Nic Neves
MRS MALBY: Miriam Cubstead
DAN TOLLISON: Patrick Bean
JENN GROUT: Maerose Pepe
MRS. TELLER: Julia Cunningham
AMBER CARLSON: Clara Miller
ALIENS: Naria Sealy, Melanie Aftandilian, Kirsten Poulos
Directed by Andre Ramos & Jasper Wolf
NANCY: Molly Thomas
ANTHONY: Alex Aleksandrov
LIBBY: Lilikoi Bronson
DR. BLEDSOE: Al Hughes
AUDIENCE: Conor Bean, Giulianna Ruiz-Shah
Directed by Helena Kim & Rafi Wagner
BILL: Nick Borelli
BETTY: Nicole Thoma
BELL RINGERS: Alyssa Bodmer, Megan Bodmer
Directed by Hannah Messenger & Kyra Armstrong
PRODUCER: Tess Hayner
MAN: Danny Holt
DIRECTOR: Grace Christensen
ARTHUR: Ben Crocker
EMILY: Natalie MacKinnon-Booth
COSTUMER: Zoe Armstrong
STAGE MANAGER: Zoe Chase
PASSION, POISON AND PETRIFACTION
Directed by Benjy Cunningham
LADY MAGNESIA: Olivia Pierce
GEORGE FITZTOLLEMACHE: Lennart Nielsen
ADOLPHUS BASTABLE: Victor Dankens
PHYLLIS: Abigail D’Angelo
LANDLORD: Sam Sorensen
POLICE CONSTABLE: Edward Stafford
DOCTOR: Evan Wagner
THE GREAT SPA FIRE: A ONE ACT IN TWO HUNDRED ACTS
Directed by Aaron Fairbanks & Cameron Fetter
FATHER: Clark Addis
CHILD: Sammy Haines
MOMOMO: Jocelyn Cubstead
GLABBO: Wonyoung Jang
CLOWN: Becca Schwartz
SPAMEISTER: Callie Reagan
SPAWORKER 1: Nathan Miller
SPAWORKER 2/MELINDA: Sarah Jane Henman
SPAWORKER 3/MOM: Isabella Jaen-Maisonet
TREE: Haley Brown