3 1-act plays to be staged at LTCC


“It’s All An Act: Three One-Act Plays” will be at Lake Tahoe Community College’s Duke Theatre this June. Each performance will include three one-act plays, with different directors and actors.

In “Boise Idaho,” a comedy written by Sean Michael Welch and directed by Kelly Cassidy, the narrator of a story dutifully chronicles the meeting of a couple in a small café in Paris, only to start losing control of his characters once they realize he exists. Blending the lines between fiction and truth, this play examines what should triumph: reality, or a good story. The cast for “Boise Idaho” is Gary Edwards, Brandon McCarthy, Frank Riley, and Marianne Rosenfeld.

In “Compromising Positions,” a comedy written by Michelle Benson and directed by Jeff Witt, an aging couple named Harold and Alice decide to get frisky one evening in the living room and end up stuck on the recliner. Teenage son Jake and grown daughter Alice must come to the rescue. This play received the 2015 prize for best one-act play at the WordWave storytelling festival in South Lake Tahoe. The cast for “Compromising Positions” is Chase Kalik, Thea Newhouse, Chris Taylor, and Pam Taylor.

In “Squirrels,” a comedy written by Peter J. Stavros and directed by Brandon McCarthy, the focus is on Jim, who has been working for the same company for so long he’s actually lost track of the years. With the threat of layoffs coming, Jim’s safe job just might be coming to an end. The cast for “Squirrels” is Robin Gershbein, Kalayna Miller, Janel Morales, Brett Robinson, and David Wright.

All performances of “It’s All An Act” will take place June 14-16 and June 21-23 at 7:30pm, and June 24 at 2pm.

Tickets are $10/general admission, $7/seniors and groups of eight or more, and $5/students with a valid school I.D. Due to language and adult themes, this show is not recommended for children under 13. Tickets can be purchased at the LTCC bookstore, or at the Duke Theatre Box Office one hour prior to all performances.

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