Submitted by Ed Johnson
Bedford High School revives the tradition of spring drama productions this weekend with two one-act plays. Both plays will run Friday night and again on Saturday night, 7pm at the Bedford High School Auditorium.
The two plays, “Audience” and “The Lottery” are both ensemble-based set pieces featuring a number of BHS student actors, but the two plays happen in very different places with a very different range of emotions. The production features many younger actors who will be the stars of Bedford High School musical productions for several years to come. Katrina Faulstich, BHS Choral and Theater Director, brings both plays to life with her unique energy and attention to detail.
“Audience” is a satire with the cast members attending a play and doing all the things that actual audiences do — trying to impress each other with gossip about the production, playing out different family dramas, tripping over each other in the dark, and forgetting to turn off their gizmos. The play’s director watches the audience watch her show and narrates as we watch the theater patrons recognize themselves in the performance.
“The Lottery” is a 1950’s social commentary on conformity and community life, based on the famous short story. Villagers gather on the green for their summer festival. Children play on the edges of the set while adults banter and some express their doubts about the future of the village and its annual ritual.
Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students, starting at 6pm each afternoon. You can reserve tickets ahead of time by emailing email@example.com.