CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University Theatre's annual Spring One-Act Festival will run June 4 through June 8 in the Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall, 2901 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis.
The festival includes ten one-act plays featuring an eclectic mix of comedy and drama directed by advanced directing students. The plays will be presented in two panels. Panel A runs June 4 and June 6 at 7:30 p.m., and June 7 at 2 p.m. Panel B will run June 5 and June 7 at 7:30 p.m., and June 8 at 2 p.m.
Plays in Panel A are:
- "Check Please!" directed by Deborah Shapiro, is a series of blind dinner dates that turn into comic chaos. It features Joe Hill, Caitlin Reichmann, Renee Zipp, Brice Amarasinghe, Mike Turner, Beth Kowal, Scott D. Shapton and Sarah Koonse.
- "Judgment Morning," directed by Mark McIntyre, is the story of a trio of siblings facing judgment on the morning of a funeral. It features Reed Morris, Blair Bowmer and Elise Barberis.
- "Heart of Hearing," directed by Sam Zinsli, is a classic "will-they-or-won't-they" drama featuring Alex Graham and Bria Love Robertson.
- "The Worker," directed by Troy Toyama, portrays a dystopian future and a man with a secret featuring Melissa Cozzi, Kolby Baethke and Joe Hill.
- "The Merchandise King," directed by Teri Straley, is a comic parody of Disney's "The Lion King," featuring Mike Stephens, Kyle Stockdall, Erin Wallerstein, Alex Toner and Annie Parham.
Plays in Panel B are:
- "The Problem," directed by Anna Mahaffey, features Chris Peterman and Arin Dooley as a married couple from the late 1960s.
- "Evanescence, or Shakespeare in the Ally," directed by Ricky Zipp, is about a woman who faces an existential crisis after sudden life changes and features Sarah Clausen and Bryan Smith.
- "Murder by Midnight," directed by Bryanna Rainwater, is a clever campy murder mystery featuring students J. Garrett Luna, Sarah Sutton and Kolby Baethke.
- "The Sign," directed by Joseph Workman, is the poignant story of two childhood friends reunited at a funeral. It features Bryan Smith and Thoman Nath.
- "The Lifeboat is Sinking," directed by Sam Thompson, is a quirky comedy about marriage and compromise featuring Elise Bareris and Alex Small.
Tickets are $8 for general admission, $6 for seniors, $5 for youths and students, and $4 for OSU students. For information or to purchase tickets, contact the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or visit the website at http://bit.ly/1jdKUgy.