One act series is ready to impress

February 21st, 2013

Don’t wait until Friday to start your fun-filled weekend. Grab a coffee from The Cubby and head over to Marinello Little Theatre, located in the Lombardo Student Center, down the hall from the Office of Student Activities. John Carroll University’s Little Theatre Society, Alpha Psi Omega, will be performing three plays this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Already made other plans? Think you don’t have enough time? Don’t worry – these plays are only one act, shorter than other plays you might have seen.

This weekend’s one acts are dark comedies, entitled “Drugs Are Bad,” “Settling Accounts,” and “The Worker.” Thursday’s performances will be the directing debut for each of the student directors. Sara Abbott, stage manager for “Drugs Are Bad,” describes this play as centering on a son not living up to his parents’ expectations. Neil Simon’s “Settling Accounts” tells the story of a writer suffering from a case of writer’s block when he finds himself arguing with a friend over money. “The Worker” is directed by senior Santino Montanez. “The Worker” actress Jackie Orchard, an actor in Montanez’s play, applauded the students behind the scenes. She raved, “I really love that our peers are the directors.” Keith Nagy, producing manager of performing arts, calls one acts “the greatest vehicle for students to get a taste of what it’s like to do a show.”

Why should you go to see the one acts this weekend? Nagy calls it, “a cheap date.”

Tickets can be purchased presale for $7 or at the door for $10. For presale tickets, call (216) 397-4428.