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Published: Tuesday, 1/29/2013

Curtain rises on Winter One Acts at Perrysburg High School

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Matt Kuhr, 17, left, Kevin Korczyk, 17, and Abby Newman, 15, act together during Satuday's performance of "13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview" at the Winter One Acts show at Perrysburg High School. Matt Kuhr, 17, left, Kevin Korczyk, 17, and Abby Newman, 15, act together during Satuday's performance of "13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview" at the Winter One Acts show at Perrysburg High School.
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After weeks of memorizing lines, rehearsing scenes, and figuring out costumes, props, and all other details that go into a theater performance, Perrysburg High School students are staging the Winter One Acts this weekend and next at the high school, 13385 Roachton Rd.

Perrysburg High School’s theater department is presenting three one-act plays: 13 Ways to screw up Your College Interview by Ian McWethy; Lockdown by Douglas Craven, and God by Woody Allen.

In addition to performances earlier this week, the productions will be staged at 2 p.m. Sunday as well as at 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 1 and 2 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 3.

PHOTO GALLERY: Winter One Acts

All seats are reserved. Tickets are on sale. The box office at the high school will be open Monday through Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. It will also be open one hour before each curtain. Tickets are $6 to $7.

Here's some background on the one-acts.

13 Ways to screw up Your College Interview: When two college recruiters at a prestigious university need to fill one last spot to keep their jobs, thirteen 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: 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: 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.



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