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Douglas High thespians present 1-act plays

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What: Student-Directed 1-Act Play Festival

When: Weekends of Nov. 2-3, 9-10, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Saturday matinees at 2 p.m.

Where: DHS Drama Room, 101

Cost: $5 presale tickets, $10 at the door. Sat. matinees will be donation only.

While the play may indeed be the thing, getting to regionals won’t be far from the minds of Douglas High School’s student directors and actors at this year’s 1 Act Play Festival.

For the seventh year in a row, members of the Douglas High School Drama Club and Thespian Troupe 990 will present the festival, teacher Amy Sando said.

The four plays will be adjudicated in order to win one a spot at the Northern Nevada Thespian Festival in January. The top two plays chosen there will move on to the State Thespian Festival in Las Vegas. The school’s drama club has had two plays move on to the state level in the last five years, Sando said.

Being performed are:

Of Love and Shampoo: There’s nothing more stressful than meeting your girlfriend’s parents… except for getting yourself locked in the bathroom during the process. A comedic play that turns the bathroom into a very important place in life. Directed by Cate Buscay and Annabelle Vogel is will be shown at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 10.

I Dream Before I Take a Stand: On one fateful day, a defense lawyer cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case, and in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park. Truly a dramatic piece with a serious message. Directed by Danielle Vaughn it will show at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 10.

Perfect Score: A comedic rendition of what it’s like to live as a senior during college application season. Perfect score ends with the perfect theme of, “Change isn’t something to be scared of, it’s something to embrace with your friends around you.” Directed by Sarah Johnson and Tullia Rosa it will show at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and at 2 p.m. today.

The Maker of Dreams: A whimsical one act about love that is right in front of us. Two singers who perform and live together have their paths completely altered by a man of magic who randomly appears in their lives. Written in the 1900s, The Maker of Dreams has a truly unique rhythm with a rare message. Directed by Lindsay Thew it will show at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 10 and at 2 p.m. today.