APO’s One-Act Festival, Accidental Love, opens January 23
PLU’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honor society, presents its annual One-Act Festival from Wednesday, January 23 through Saturday, January 26 at 7:30pm in the Studio Theater of the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
This year’s show, titled Accidental Love, explores many styles of theatre with The Last Yankee by Arthur Miller, directed by Mitchell Helton ’15, Forbidden Fruit by George Jay Smith, directed by Jill Heinecke ’13, and Between Red and White by Kate Howland ’12, directed by Joshua Parmenter ’15.
“This is a really great mix of shows with a really great mix of students, some who’ve been performing since high school and others who are in their first production,“ says Jill Heinecke ’13, who is directing Forbidden Fruit.
The students are challenged with this quick turnaround production – they audition, rehearse, open and close in about three and a half weeks.
Because of the time frame and the low budget, set design stays fairly minimalist, with just enough to enhance each script.
“We don’t have a full production team, like most shows would, so as a director, we oversee each area of our One Act and receive help from other students,” Heinecke says. “I have been involved in selecting each set piece and each costume… luckily the professors are happy to help and support student productions when we need them.”
Tickets are available at the door or at PLU Campus Concierge at 253-535-7411. Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for PLU students