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Evening of One Acts slated for Jan. 19-20

Burnsville High School will be hosting an Evening of One Acts at 6:30 p.m. on Jan 19-20 in the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, located at 600 E. Highway 13.

Tickets will be available at the door for $5, and there will be both high school and junior high performances each night.

There will be three high school performances, two of which will be directed by teachers Amy Stead and Marie Hansen. Hansen will be directing "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennesse Williams, which is the one-act play that will be entered into the South Suburban Conference One Act Festival on Jan. 13. Stead will be directing "Seussification of Romeo and Juliet" by Peter Bloedel. A third performance will be a student-created, one-act play called "Open House," advised by teacher Mark Hubbard and written by students Ryan Horrocks, Tessa Lattery, Cameron Warren, Emma Wavrunek and Eyakem Yilma.

The following is the list of middle school shows:

  • "Bookends" (Written and directed by Steve Orth, Metcalf Middle School)
  • "Tongue Twisted" (Written by Cynthia Davies and Steven Fendrich and directed by Anne Bakken, Nicollet Middle School)
  • "The Trial of Goldilocks" (Written by Joseph Robinette and directed by Jacquelyn Parkinson, Eagle Ridge Middle School)

Each year the Minnesota State High School League hosts a competition for One Act plays. Each submitting entry to the competition features up to eight players in a 30-minute act, with supporting help from student technicians.

Preliminary competition starts January with the state competition slated for February. 

For additional information regarding the One Act plays, visit the BHS Theatre Guild and Minnesota State High School League sites.


Posted: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 11:00