Centenary Theatre Program presents One-Act Festival November 9 and 10

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary Theatre Program (CTP) will showcase student talent during a unique two-day festival format next month. CTP’s One-Act Festival, featuring six one-act plays with six different directors and casts, will be presented at Centenary’s Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on Thursday, November 9, and Friday, November 10. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday with three plays presented each evening.

The One-Act Festival represents an exciting evolution of class projects historically known as “Dem Labs,” which were usually smaller scenes directed by beginning student directors.

“Students in the Production I class are now getting the opportunity to work with designers, as the scope of the project has changed and they are now producing in our second main stage slot of the fall,” explained Logan Sledge, associate professor of theatre and chair of the theatre department at Centenary. “The trick has been making sure the core goals of the directing project remain in place, and that adding the technical elements for a main stage production doesn’t detract from those core goals. Our student directors are showing that they are up for the task and we can’t wait to present these one-acts to the community.”

The One-Act Festival opens with three plays on November 9 and concludes with three different offerings on November 10.

Night 1 – Thursday, November 9
Butterfly Kisses by Ashley Nader, directed by Kaeleigh Graham

This Property is Condemned by Tennessee Williams, directed by Abbie Phelan

Horse Girls by Jenny Rachel Weiner, directed by Emma Greer

Night 2 – Friday, November 10
A Game by Dennis E. Noble, directed by Hailey Chiasson

Letters For Adelaide by Grace Everett, directed by Za Brown

Anniversary by Rachel Bonds, directed by Josie Hodges

“The tagline of A Game by Dennis E. Noble is, ‘This is my land. It is mine. It is beautiful, and it is mine,’” shared student director Hailey Chiasson. “Rehearsals are filled with dialogue about the themes and characters of the show and we are constantly playing with ways to communicate those ideas. This show would not be what it is without the wonderful cast and crew behind it, and I am incredibly excited to share this impactful show with the community.”

Tickets for the One-Act Festival are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/military members, and $5 for students with ID. Tickets are free for Centenary students, faculty, and staff with ID. Visit centenary.edu/mlptickets to purchase tickets.

For more information about the Centenary Theatre Program, visit centenary.edu/theatre.

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