Come for one or come for all as the Emma Kelly Theater hosts A Night of One Acts this Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Tickets are $10 for all three performances by the Southeast Bulloch High School Theater Program, Statesboro High School Theater Program and the Averitt STARS Community Theater.
Performing first at 6:30 p.m., the SEBHS will perform Hades: A Retelling of the Persephone Myth. As Lord of the Underworld, Hades’ life is perpetually dark and dismal. But when he kidnaps Persephone, goddess of spring, he realizes bringing a creature of the light into his dark kingdom has consequences he did not consider.
At 7:30 p.m., SHS takes the stage with a performance of Ordinary People. Based on the novel by Judith Guest, it is a story about the disintegration of an upper-middle class family following the death of their older son in a boating accident.
The evening concludes with the Averitt STARS production of Sin in the South, beginning at 8:30 p.m. It is the birthday of Violet Loo, who is about to lose the family plantation. Her father went off to fight in “THE wah,” and never returned. Can anyone help Violet save her home from the evil Snively Lowdown?
The one-act plays are being readied for the Georgia Theatre Conference which is being held in Statesboro this year. Hosted by the Georgia Southern University Theatre and Performance Program along with the Communication Arts Department, Alpha Psi Omega, Theatre South, and the Averitt Center, the 2011 conference theme is Southern Fried Theatre: Celebrating the Visions and Voices of Southern Artists. The conference will take place on the GSU campus and at the Averitt Center on October 13-15.
“This is the first time that GSU has hosted the conference which is very exciting for us,” said Lisa Abbott, GSU assistant professor of theatre and VP of programming for the GTC. “Each year GTC gets bigger and more workshops and events are incorporated into it.”
The Averitt Center is hosting the Community Theatre Performance Competition.
“The festival is a time when theatre programs showcase their work in a one-act play that must fit in a variety of rules set for competition, said Tim Chapman, vice chair of the Community Division as well as the executive director of the Averitt Center. “We are excited to serve as a venue for this [community] division.”
Proceeds from the Night of One Acts will be used to help SHS, SEBHS and the Averitt STARS attend the theater conference. To purchase tickets, contact the Averitt Center at 912-212-2787.