A Night of One Act Plays

Written and Directed by Kennedy Engasser

Theatre

Join us for a night of four originally written and directed one-act plays! This night of entertainment features emerging talent from the community – come give your support as they embark on this journey in theater!

“Over-Dramatic” Alex, Emery, and Sage are ecstatic for the opportunity to celebrate their coming together as roommates at their housewarming party, but the room quickly turns sour when the wrong flavor of cake is delivered to the house. What seems like a minor inconvenience to Alex, perhaps the only level-headed person in this universe, results in fighting, crying, FBI investigating, and fifteen minutes of pure chaos.

“Mr. Patterson’s Public Defense” Derek Mullins’ life is on the line in this thirty minute long, comedic criminal trial. Luckily, he found Robbert Patterson: a public defense attorney who studied criminal justice at Harvard Law for five years, opened up his own firm at age 25, spends about ten hours a day working, and has virtually no idea what he’s doing. With the help of the audience, the two scramble in a desperate
attempt to clear Derek of his charges.

“The Depression Olympics” We’ve all got that one person in our lives who can’t seem to just listen when you come to them with a problem— they seem to feel some deeply-rooted, intractable instinct which compels them to switch courses, make the conversation about them, and one-up you. This game show takes four of the most self-centered, narcissistic smooth talkers and, in a twenty minute satire, sets them up to compete for an all-expenses paid trip to Bora Bora!

“Eighteen” Eighteen year old Asher is very adamant about throwing a birthday party for the girl he adores more than anyone else in the world. Nadia, however, is having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that she’s entering the adult world. Given the circumstances of her upbringing, she can’t seem to relate to all the things which her friends consider “basic childhood experiences”. In an attempt to lift her spirits, Asher tries to fill the last few hours before Nadia turns 18 with as many stereotypical childhood experiences as they can. From creating swords out of markers, to teaching her to play the recorder, this 30 minute play evokes bittersweet emotions about growth and acceptance.

Please note there is some use of adult language in this production.

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