Burnsville High School will host the South Suburban Conference One Act Festival on Saturday, Jan. 19. Six schools will bring their sets and casts to perform, while prominent clinicians from the Twin Cities theatre community will assess and provide feedback to the performers.
Then, on Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26, Burnsville High School will hold its annual Evenings of One Acts.
Both events will be held in the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, located at 600 Hwy 13 E. in Burnsville.
Directed by Amy Stead, who is coordinating both the festival and the Evenings of One Acts, Burnsville High School's competition one act is a cutting from "Almost, Maine" by John Carriani. Artwork for the play has been rendered by student Wesley Ho.
In this one-act play, audience members will watch characters explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine.
The cast includes:
Prologue: Jon Butler (Pete) and Emma Wavrunek (Ginette)
Getting It Back: Kat Berge (Gayle) and David Blix (Lendall)
Her Heart: Jon Butler (East) and Mikayla Hughes (Glory)
They Fell: Megan Bormann (Jane) and Maddie Moher (Linda)
Where It Went: Meta Lobben (Marcy) and Jackson White (Phil)
Epilogue: Emma Wavrunek (Ginette) and Jon Butler (Pete)
Stage manager is Kiana Kalli, and crew members are Connor Handrahan, Helen Hoang, Angela Linh and Jack Mercer.
The schedule for the One Act Festival is:
8 a.m. - Eagan High School
9 a.m. - Apple Valley High School
10 a.m. - Shakopee High School
11 a.m. - Prior Lake High School
1 p.m. - Farmington High School
2 p.m. - Burnsville High School
The schedule for the Evenings of One Acts is:
7 p.m. - Nicollet
7:45 p.m. - Eagle Ridge
8:25 p.m. - Metcalf
9:15 p.m. - Burnsvile High School
There is no fee to attend the shows on Jan. 19. However, general admission tickets for Jan. 25-26 performances are $5.