Summer at the Cabrillo
An Evening of Three 1 Acts
Performances-August 4-6 & 11-13, 2017
Drive In by Richard Hellesen
Winner! One-Act Play Contest at California State University, Fullerton.
This lighthearted contest winner takes a look at three carloads of young adults at an outdoor theatre. There's a shy boy whose swaggers and rumblings are achingly funny, on his first date with a rather more experienced girl. There are three guys out on the town who playfully thrive on the fringe of youthful friskiness. There are two girls, dateless, finding an amusing openness about their relationships or lack thereof. They all share the aches, pains and joys of growing up a uniquely American coming of age.
Act Three, Scene Five by Terry Ortwein
Five students are rehearsing Act Three, Scene Five of Romeo and Juliet. Things are not going well. Inexperience, egos and jealousies are becoming more important than the show. The sometimes comic, always touching, love story of Romeo and Juliet is paralleled by a growing offstage relationship. This fresh and exciting play, is a delightful look at how young actors make theatre come alive.
The Actor’ Nightmare by Christopher Durang
Having casually wandered onstage, George, who is mistaken for an actor's understudy is informed that one of the actors, Eddie, has been in an auto accident and he must replace him immediately. George (costumed as Hamlet), doesn't know any of the lines, seems to find himself in the middle of a scene from Private Lives, and as he fumbles through one missed cue after another, the other actors shift to Hamlet, then a play by Samuel Beckett, and then a climactic scene from what might well be A Man for All Seasons. In the end, he rises to the occasion and finally says the right lines, whereupon make-believe seems more real than it should.
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