Students show talents at annual One Acts


Jason Wiese & Lauren Merz | Culture Editor & Staff Reporter
November 14, 2014; 3:50 p.m.

Students and people of the community alike were greeted with smiles and a skull with an ice cream cap as they entered the Jelkyl Theater in Roemer Hall to witness the presentation of Student Directed One-Acts.  The show is meant for students in the theatre department to try out the skills they have been practicing and learning in class as they each select a one act play to cast, direct and produce.

Among the short plays presented are the dark crime drama “The Cowboy,” directed by Michelle Wolken and starring Hunter Fredrick as the title character. Lauren Gentsch directed “Traces of Memory,” about a young hitchhiker who runs into danger after accepting a ride from a seemingly harmless housewife. In the bizarre romantic drama “Frog Loves Christy,” Taylor Palmer directs Olivia Kohring and Natalie Krivokuca as half-siblings with grave secrets. The event closes with the chaotic crime comedy “A Sty of the Eye,” directed by Kaitlyn Driesen.

The shows are running until of Nov. 15, starting at 7:30 p.m. each night.