One-act presented by USD Department of Theatre

One-act presented by USD Department of Theatre
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents seven student directed one-act plays in a workshop production, Nov. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Arena Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Thursday evening's performance will showcase half of the one-acts, while the other half will be featured on Friday evening.

Saturday's performance will offer audiences a chance to see all of the one-acts in one extended evening of short theatre pieces.

Thursday night's performance features four one-acts, starting with Joseph Zeccola's Scuba Lessons, directed by Mary Elston. Scuba Lessons is a romantic comedy about the awkward world of blind dating.


Next is Bread, written by Margaret Hunt and directed by Alyssa Holler.

Bread is a dramatic piece about a woman who finds comfort in her sister and daughter after a recent divorce.

Randy Wyatt's Mint, directed by Randy Niles, focuses on themes of family and acceptance as it follows Charlie, a 22-year-old homosexual, whose lifestyle creates conflict for his evangelical family.

The evening concludes with 2B (Or Not 2B), an absurdist comedy by Jacquelyn Reingold, directed by Jayna Gearhart. Friday evening's performance offers another diverse assortment of short plays, beginning with Wendy Wasserstein's Tender Offer, directed by Catherine Reeder. It tells the story of a distant father and his young daughter. Reel to Real, written by Frank D. Gilroy and directed by Jessica Bangert, explores the dynamics of relationship. Next, Mandi Jung directs Howard Korder's Fun, the story of two determined teenage boys

Again, 2B (Or Not 2B) rounds out the evening.

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