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ONE-ACT SYNOPSES cont. An Experiment by Brent Holland; Drummond HS. The experiment begins with five characters waking up in an unfamiliar environment and quickly realizing they are in what might only be described as a nightmare. Each person has woken up with an emotional attribute written on their shirts: courageous, impulsive, devious, compassionate, and orderly. Their goal is to stay in the experiment while researchers want to know if their true colors will come out during extreme duress. Bad Auditions by Bad Actors by Ian McWethy; Ellsworth HS. A casting director is faced with the task of casting this year’s production of Romeo and Juliet. However, when the actors start auditioning, this is proven to be no easy task. Will she ever find her two leads? Loose Parts by Adela Tesnow and Lilliana Sweeney; Gibraltar HS. This original script is a series of both comedic and heartwrenching vignettes about coping or not coping (as the case may be) during a pandemic. It consists of “Airport,” “Missed Connections,” “Bangs,” “BLM,” “Baking,” and “Family.” Shakespeare the Soap Opera by Anyiah Lobley with added material from team; Golda Meir HS. A family joins together for news of a daughter’s new career choice. She was supposed to go into nursing but plans on announcing a more classical vocation. Her mad family finds competition, melodrama, and pathos as they come together to rue their own life choices and unexpectedly support a young artist. Superheroes: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility by Ian McWethy; Greenfield HS. For superheroes, saving the world is tough, but the time spent away from work is tougher. The Hulk has to do taxes, a crime-fighting sidekick joins a support group, and Batman goes stir-crazy without enough criminals to take down. Superheroes is a funny, fast-paced series of vignettes that explores how the caped crusaders deal with life in street clothes. Our Place by Terry Gabbard; Greenwood HS. The unassuming location of a dock serves as the backdrop for different scenarios, both comedic and tragic, for the cast of Our Place. The ensemble gathers on the dock together for the final scene. In a poetic epilogue, they all discover the true meaning of Our Place. An Experiment by Brent Holland; Hamilton HS. Five confused participants wake up with no memory of their past life with only one word, a personality descriptor, written on their shirts. The doctor explains each is here willingly, and all are being compensated for their participation in a research study. Will the assigned attribute of each participant affect their behavior when under extreme duress? Once the experiment begins, they find out to lose is to die, all five will do what they must to survive the experiment! 28


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2020 Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival  

2020 Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival