CDC Theatre Arts class premieres original one act plays at Oldcastle Theater

BENNINGTON — The Theatre Arts class of the Career Development Center will be presenting nine original one-act plays written, acted, and produced by the students on Jan. 10-11 at the Oldcastle Theatre. The plays are directed by Tim Foley, CDC teacher and Eric Peterson, artistic director of the Oldcastle Theatre Company.

Whether your favorite is comedy, drama, or the messy complications of life and love, there is something for everyone.

"Repercussions," by Kiah Mayer, explores the consequences of a robbery gone wrong, "The Ferns Between Us," by Sienna McFaline, is a modern comedy about the hazards of texting and dating, In "Time to Get Spifflicated," by Rachel Langlois, we learn what happens when a teenage girl runs into trouble in a speakeasy while waiting for her father,

In "Bad Grades," by Garrett Cornell, students seek revenge after failing their class. "Apartment 223," by Ben Bushee, follows a med student who finally finds an apartment, only to be surprised by the upbeat owners. "Revenge Plan" by Aubrie Osgood, follows a young woman on a mission and a couple who gets dragged along.

"Sleight of Hand," by Corey Hathaway, is about a meeting at a train station that leads to a surprising conclusion. "Baby Comes Back," by Kayleigh Maddox, is about a young man who returns home to find his girlfriend questioning their relationship. "Let your Conscience Be Your Guide," by Shawn Devlin, explores the angst of two teens who like each other, but don't know how to act on it.

Audiences will recognize many of the students from their work with the MAUHS Drama Club plays and musicals. So come out and support our community's budding actors and playwrights at a fun night at Oldcastle! The plays will show at 7 p.m. on both nights. Donations for Theatre Arts scholarships will be accepted.

The CDC Theater Arts is a comprehensive course that prepares students for a career in the theater, entertainment industry and other careers where public speaking and performing skills are needed. Students study all aspects of the theater, including theater as a business and as an art form. Over a two-year course of study, students write, act, direct and design, and build sets for the theater. Emphasis is placed on theater appreciation and theater criticism. The instructor for the course, Tim Foley, is also the MAUHS Drama Club adviser, directing students in plays and musicals each semester.


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