Catawba hosting theater festival
The North Carolina Theatre Conference High School Regional Play Festival will be held at Catawba College Friday and Saturday.
Catawba’s theater arts department will host the festival, held in Keppel Auditorium. Performances are free and open to the public.
The festival showcases 300 young theater artists from central North Carolina high schools. Each production has 45 minutes to: assemble the world of their play on stage, share their performance and remove everything from the space.
An adjudicator then offers a 10-minute public oral response to the work.
Those who want to witness the full process should arrive by five minutes before the hour.
Friday, Oct. 30- 10 a.m.: North Stanly High School, “The Education of Janet O’Malley” by Christopher Sacco and Alan Haehnel.
– 11 a.m.: Jay M. Robinson High School, “The Poet and the Rent” by David Mamet.
– Noon: Charlotte Christian School, “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare.
– 2 p.m.: Union Academy, “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” by Peter Bloedel.
– 3 p.m.: Sun Valley High School, “The Audition” by Don Zolidis.
– 4 p.m.: Central Academy of Technology and Arts, “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare.
– 5 p.m.: North Stanly High School, “Balcony Scene” by Donald Elser.
– 6 p.m.: Knightdale High School, “Language of Angels” by Naomi Tizuka.
Saturday, Oct. 31- 9 a.m.: Central Cabarrus High School, “The Bald Soprano” by Eugene Ionesco.
– 10 a.m.: Charlotte Country Day School, “State vs. Medea” by Jeff Donnelly.
– 11 a.m.: West Forsyth High School, “A Case of Belonging.”
– Noon: Hopewell High School, “The Marriage of Figaro” by Beaumarchais.
– 2 p.m.: Union Academy, “The Least Offensive Play in the Whole Darn World” by Jonathan Rand.
– 3 p.m.: Sun Valley High School, “The Long View” by Alan Haehnel.
– 4 p.m.: Central Academy of Technology and Arts, “The Good War” by Studs Terkel.
– 5 p.m.: Charlotte Christian School, “Disney’s Mulan Jr.” by Bryan Louiselle and Patricia Cotter.