Batavia High drama department puts on 7 student-directed plays
Batavia High School's drama department is presenting two nights of student-directed plays this week.
The performances begin at 7:30 p.m. each night at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1250 W. Wilson St.
On Thursday, April 28, there will be four plays:
• "The Trial of Santa" by Don Zolidis, directed by Desert McGarr, is a hilarious and goofy comedy where one holiday family wants to bring Santa to justice.
• "Booby Trap" by Ed Monk, directed by Samuel Pershing, is a timely, dramatic portrait of a soldier's memories as he attempts to avoiding triggering a mine.
• "The Lottery" by Brainerd Duffield, directed by Violet McCann, is dark fable of classic literature about a town collecting for their ritual -- the lottery.
• "I Dream Before I Take the Stand" by Arlene Hutton, directed by Claire Dean, is about a woman's responsibility in a world that blames the victim?
On Friday, April 29, there will be three featured plays:
• "The New Margo" by Stephen Gregg, directed by Zoe Weeks, is a twisty, disturbing mystery in the vein of Hitchcock. Is Delta losing her mind?
• "One Lane Bridge" by Stephen Gregg, directed by Kayla Giesen, is very twisted thriller explores what happens when dreams become reality and the past becomes the future.
• In "The Actor's Nightmare" by Christopher Durang, directed by Ivan Pynn, imagine arriving onstage without any preparation and being told you are the lead.
Online tickets are $10 or $15 for both nights; it is $2 additional through the box office.