Wega Arts will present its third annual One Act Play Festival June 26-28, at the Gerold Opera House in downtown Weyauwega.
A total of seven plays will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, through Saturday, June 28, as well as at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 28.
“There is one program – the same each day,” said Kathy Fehl, who is the artistic director of the nonprofit Wega Arts.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at wegaarts.org and also at the Coffee Klatsch in Weyauwega, The Book Cellar in Waupaca and at the New London Chamber office.
“This year, we received about 300 entries from throughout the country,” Fehl said. “This year, we also went to see (Waupaca High School teachers) Monica Reeves and Pat Phair and got to know some students, who will be participating as writers and actors. And, we are happy to go more and more in that direction.”
Plans call for Wega Arts to host workshops next winter, “so more writing is done in-house,” Fehl said.
The plays being featured in this year’s One Act Play Festival will be:
• “Abenezra and the Rabbit” by Rand Higbee. In this one act, an old man and a rabbit set out on a remarkable quest.
• “Clutch” by Brendon Allan Smith, which is about a woman accused of stealing a clutch.
• “Interview with A Cat” by Jim Geoghan. This one act is about a cat being interviewed for potential placement with a new family.
• “The Monicians” by Luke Harger. In this play, an actor is obsessed with his former high school drama teacher. Harger is a 2014 graduate of Waupaca High School.
• “Polly” by Ron Burch. It is about a man bringing home his new girlfriend Polly, who happens to be a parrot.
• “Problem Solved” by Caroline Coulston. In this one act, a simple solution is provided for a patient’s problem.
• “While Rome Burns” by Christine Foster. This play is about two people at a cocktail party making an extraordinary effort to remain happy, cheerful and optimistic, despite clear proof that reality is not what it used to be.
Of this year’s program, Fehl said, “Overall, the evening will be humorous and is family friendly. It’s pretty light.”
She said Wega Arts appreciates the students from Weyauwega-Fremont and Waupaca high schools who are participating in this year’s festival, including Set Designer Sabrina Loehrke, Stage Manager Amanda Loehrke, Tech Assistant Michael kepler and Production Coordinator Isaac Barden.
The Gerold Opera House is located at 136 E. Main St.