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One Act Showcase brings drama to Sandy High Black Box Theater

Audience members will decide which acts head to state competition

It’s sometimes said that good things come in small packages.

The Sandy High School Thespians plan to prove that’s true when they present their One Act Showcase Competition at 7 p.m. on March 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 in the school’s Black Box Theatre. Seven one-act plays will be presented, and audience members will have a chance to choose their favorite, sending that pick to the Oregon State Thespians competition in April in Salem.

Tickets are $4 for students and seniors, and $5 for adults.

Tomi Griffin, SHS drama teacher, said the one acts are exciting for the students because they give them a chance to perform and interact with other students. Attendees should expect six vignettes of different styles, Griffin said, ranging from drama to comedy.

The length of time also appeals to students, since it gives them more opportunities to explore creatively, Griffin said. Each one act is about 20 minutes.

“There are some surprises,” Griffin said.

Sophomores Cassandra Stone, 15, and Tricia Hooley, 15, are performing in the showcase. Cassandra is cast in Family 2.0, which she described as being about a housewife and the conversation she has with strange man she finds in her home. Tricia is cast in Slop Culture, which is a one-act play about four post-college age friends and their various concerns.

The one-act showcase is recommended for mature audiences.

Tricia enjoys being part of the one act showcase because of its novelty.

“I love that you can share the spotlight with so many people and stories,” she said. “You never get bored.”

Cassandra likes sharing the stage with those who share a love for acting. “Everyone who is in the one acts with you has the same passion,” she said.

They hope audience members will find something to love, too. “There’s a little piece for everyone,” Tricia said.

“The diversity gives it spice,” Cassandra added.