The North Caroline High School Drama Club proudly presents The Winter One Acts featuring: Fishing for Fate by Dagny J. Collier, War Letters by J. Robert Wilkins, and The Complaint Department and Lemonade by Kamron Kiltgaard.
War Letters is about a man off on a peacekeeping mission overseas. The women Jack leaves at home must deal with his six month absence, each facing the reality of separation privately. Their only connection with the man they love is via letters. Through this correspondence, the audience becomes privy to their fears, their hopes, their anticipation and ultimately their sorrow. His wife, Karen, must take charge of the household and the family for the first time in her married life. Lillian, his mother, is haunted by the memories of losing Jack’s father in the Korean War. His daughter, Mary, struggles with her bitterness regarding her father’s absence as well as the reason behind it. This drama powerfully depicts not only the sacrifices made by soldiers but also by their families. Whether for contest or performance, you will be moved by this stirring play.
Fishing for Fate:
“Taxi!” Imagine hailing a cab only to find your life suddenly taking a U-turn! A young man and woman, Chris and Samantha, meet under seemingly coincidental circumstances when they reluctantly agree to share a taxi. But is anything really just coincidence? Your audience will be taken along for a ride, literally and figuratively! As the two perfect strangers get to know one another, they are maneuvered along by their boisterous, wise-cracking taxi driver. Will they let their chance for love get away or will they embrace it? The pair realizes they have more in common than they ever could have imagined, so they have to wonder if their meeting was serendipity... or fate. A winner in two different playwriting contests, this playful, fast-paced one-act is sharply written and loaded with fun dialogue.
People will complain about anything — not almost anything, but absolutely anything! In this rapid succession of hysterical grievances, the complaint department takes on everything from Oreo icing to kleptomania and from songs stuck in the head to the price of cheese and on and on and on. Could there be a glimmer of hope for anyone in charge of a complaint department? With a clever concept of rotating each complainant into the seat behind the desk, each character not only airs their own grievances, but must also focus on someone else’s problem and assist them with their complaint. All the roles are extremely balanced to give everyone their moment in the spotlight. Or, since no more than two people are ever onstage simultaneously, extensive doubling offers actors the challenge of creating multiple characters. With extremely simple production needs, this fun and fast-paced one act can be performed just about anywhere and is a clever contest piece.
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Inc. Englewood, Colorado.
Show times are Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. and January 28 at 5:30 p.m.; February 3 at 7:30 p.m. and February 4 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at http://nchsmd.booktix.com