The annual Student-Directed One Act Play Festival showcases the work of a select group of students, who, with great independence, undertake all aspects of directing a one act play. They set up rehearsals, work with actors, oversee a design team and take a show from early conception through full performance. The One Act Play Festival offers an eclectic evening of theater, celebrating student initiative and creativity. The short pieces run the gamut from drama to comedy, from classical to contemporary pieces and sometimes include original, student-written plays. The Festival will be kicked off by Mac’s UIL One Act Play contest entry, The Importance of Being Earnest on Thursday night. No tickets needed; entry is free.  All shows will be in the Fine Arts Theatre.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

7 pmThursday, March 30th

Oscar Wilde is a master of sophisticated comedy, and The Importance of Being Earnest is his masterpiece. Like all the composers of classics, Wilde injected timeless messages into his plays. Although the play was written near the end of the 19th century, the message is still valid—a person’s name and heritage mean little; it’s what you make of yourself that counts. Oscar Wilde wraps up his message into a delightful package.

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

7 pm – Friday, March 31st

Choreographed and directed by McCallum’s own Musical Theatre III, and IV students. Written by Musical Theatre faculty member Sarah Hirsch.

OH, GOD!

7 pm – Friday, March 31st (performed immediately after The Fall of the House of Usher)

Written, choreographed and directed by McCallum’s own Musical Theatre I, II, III, and IV students.

SHAKESPEARE CLASSICS IN ONE ACT  

7 pmSaturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd

Join us for an extraordinary collection of one acts marking the 401st anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Hamlet
  • Macbeth
  • Much Ado About Nothing