Student directors to present evening of one-acts

Northwestern College directing students will present 14 short plays Wednesday, Dec. 10, beginning at 6 p.m., in the England Theatre of the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.

The plays are produced as the student-directors’ final exam with minimal staging and peers as actors. The plays range from 20 to 40 minutes. Most casts are two to five actors; one play has 35 roles.

Community members are invited to attend the free event, and to come and go between performances. Approximate start times, titles and directors for the one-act marathon are:

6 p.m.: The Hill-Wife, a compilation of Robert Frost poems, directed by senior Hannah McBride

6:29: Yesterday, by Colin Campbell Clements, directed by senior Anna Korver

6:48: Auto-Da-Fé, by Tennessee Williams, directed by senior Amanda Bracklein

7:12: Booth and Darcy, by Northwestern alumnus Matt Foss, directed by junior Jon Manchester

7:35: Thirst, by Eugene O’Neill, directed by senior Jean Punt

8:09: The Game, by Louise Bryant, directed by senior Rebekah Achenbach

8:30: In a New York Minute, by Michele Palermo, directed by junior Baylie Heims

9:06: The Unknown Part of the Ocean, by Sheri Wilner, directed by junior Phil Kosakowski

9:27: The Bishop’s Candles, adapted from Les Misérables, directed by junior Noel Wotherspoon

9:53: The Devil and Daniel Webster, by Stephen Vincent Benet, directed by senior Kelly Holtom

10:35: Here We Are, by Dorothy Parker, directed by junior Marit Langley

10:56: Monica, by Pauline Macaulay, directed by junior Josh Doorenbos

11:25: Variations on the Death of Trotsky, by David Ives, directed by junior Susan Schoenrock

11:56: Jonah, adapted from the Old Testament, directed by junior Brady Greer Huffman