Perrysburg High School’s theater department will present The Winter One Acts this week and next.
The shows will be at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and 2. There also will be 2 p.m. shows on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3. All seats are reserved and tickets will go on sale Monday.
The box office will be open Monday through Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. It will also be open one hour prior to each curtain call. Tickets are $6 to $7.
The performances have three one-act plays:
13 Ways to Screw up Your College Interview by Ian McWethy
When two college recruiters at a prestigious university need to fill one last spot to keep their jobs, 13 eccentric, dimwitted and slightly-insane high school seniors are eager to come in for an interview. What seems like a simple task turns into a nightmare when the applicants turn out to be a reality TV star, a practicing vampire, an amateur magician, and others that are much, much worse. Each applicant’s interview hilariously illustrates what NOT to do at a college interview.
Lockdown by Douglas Craven
In a dark classroom, eight students sit in an “official lockdown,” not knowing if it’s just a drill or an actual emergency. When a hysterical younger girl bolts from the room and the teacher follows, the remaining students are left alone to decide if it’s safer to stay or run.
God by Woody Allen
Set in an empty Greek amphitheater, this mad play within a play switches back and forth between ancient Athens and a modern theatre. An ancient Greek actor and writer are discussing how to end a play. Audience members pop up and join the show, including Doris Levine, Blanche DuBois and a woman who has been stabbed on the subway, among others. Peppered with metaphysical and philosophical questions, the play skids along farcically, and the actor and writer conclude that the play lacks a beginning as well as an ending.