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One act plays scheduled Friday

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:01 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014 11:46 a.m. CDT
Creston High School sophomore Cassandra Anderson, right, stands off to freshman David Qualseth as he plays a bank robber in "Bank Robbery," a one-act play directed by seniors Ben Mullin and Liam Ray. The play will be performed for the public 7 p.m. Friday at Creston High School auditorium.

Half as long, but just as good.

Creston High School students have put together one-act plays for Friday.

The plays, which last between 30 and 45 minutes, are directed by seniors Kim Alley, Ben Mullin, Liam Ray and Annette Reasoner. Actors are made up of 28 freshmen and sophomores.

Mullin and Ray’s play is called “Bank Robbery,” and Alley and Reasoner’s play is “How I Learned to Stop Being Afraid of My Gym Teacher.”

“Everybody likes the one acts because they’re fun,” Alley said. “They’re usually comedy.”

There will be five freshmen and sophomores acting in Mullin and Ray’s play, and 23 students acting in Alley and Reasoner’s play. The students take advantage of this opportunity because it allows them another chance to be active in high school drama after the school play and musical are over.

“This is really exciting. It’s so much fun because we get to do this together,” Reasoner said. “We work really well together and I think it shows in our play.”

The students will put on the plays twice. The first performance will be during the school day Friday for Creston Elementary and Middle school students. The second performace, which is open to the community, is 7 p.m. Friday at Creston High School auditorium. Cost is $3 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for adults.

“It has always been a fun thing to put together our own play,” Mullin said. “It’s been a really great experience and we have a really great cast, so this will be a good performance.”

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