By CANELA WOOD
The sixth annual student directed one-act plays take the stage in the Bowe Theater at Hood River Valley High School on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The five plays will be presented in the round, and are directed by five graduating seniors. The audience will be in chairs on the stage, around the set, rather than in the auditorium’s fixed seating.
“My overriding goal for the four-year program is for students to be able to conceive, produce, direct, and perform a production on their own and this is the culminating activity,” said Rachel Krummel, Hood River Valley High School theater teacher.
“I have wanted to do this since I was a freshman. I thought it would be fun to have the experience of directing,” said Amanda Rickenbach, director of “The Philadelphia.”
Additional plays will be: “The DMV One,” directed by MDavid Low; “You Don’t Know Jack,” directed by Stanley Murray; “Words, Words, Words,” directed by Viridiana Gallegos; and “Variations on the Death of Trotsky,” directed by Laila Winner.
The directors, actors, and stage hands all come from the advanced theater class, which consists of juniors and seniors from HRVHS.
Students have been preparing for these plays since February, and invite all community members to attend, though the one-acts are not recommended for younger children. Admission is free although donations are accepted.