Student playwrights, directors, and actors are putting the finishing touches on their original one-act productions for the fifth annual Framed-In Theater Festival next week in the Norris Ely Orchard Theater.
Each performance must meet the Framed-In parameters and focus either literally or figuratively on the festival theme of "globalization," which is also the school theme this year.
According to the guidelines, each play must be approximately 10 minutes in length and incorporate a collective prop or set piece, and all action must take place within the theatrical frame that is set on stage. Additionally, each play must begin with the line, "That is a baseless superstition," and end with, "Where do I even start?"
Theater teacher David McCamish says Framed-In provides a structure for students to focus their efforts while still allowing for creativity and expression.
The Framed-In Festival will take place on Thursday, April 19, and Friday, April 20, in the NEO. The house opens at 6:30 p.m. and curtain rises at 7 p.m. for each approximately one-hour performance. Admission is free of charge.