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Get Your Tickets! Student Directed One Act Plays are May 18-20

The Ballard High School Playmakers are pleased to bring back the tradition of the One Act Play Festival, showing May 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ballard High School Earl Kelly Center for the Performing Arts. See five one act plays in one performance, each directed by one of our talented student directors! The series takes a look at reality, but with a twist. Each of the plays are about what happens when reality is called into question.

Senior Elliot Jakupcak directs Sure Thing by David Ives, a comedy that follows two strangers in a coffee shop who navigate a conversation with something no one else gets: the chance to start over when you say the wrong thing.

Senior Ella Papineau directs The Yellow Wallpaper by Cameron Colwell and Georgia Drinan. Based on the chilling short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, this play follows a new mother confined to her bed as she tries to make sense of the figure she keeps seeing in the pattern on her bedroom walls.

Senior Autumn Bailey directs The Support Group from Hell by Jeffrey Harr, a dark comedy that follows a teen who joins a support group with members that are far more strange (and possibly supernatural) than she was expecting.

Junior Izzy Rampersad and senior Milo Palmer co-direct The Hallmarks of Horror by Peter Bloedel. In this “whirlwind tour of horror tropes,” as the playwright describes, scientists attempt to explain what makes scary movies as scary as possible. The resulting demonstration is much more ridiculous than intended.

For the finale, we’re treated to a new play, Up, All the Way Up?, written and directed by our own Rose Champion, a Ballard High School junior. This play follows a woman in the late 19th century as she writes the obituary for the peculiar and mysterious death of a millionaire on a mountain.

Get Your Tickets here!

$20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, and $10 for students

Total performance time of the One Act Play Festival is 2 ½ hours, including a 15 minute intermission.