Three short plays coming to Tahoe college: ‘It’s All An Act’

Lake Tahoe Community College

“It’s All An Act: Three One-Act Plays” opens on June 14.

Lake Tahoe Community College’s Theatre Arts Department welcomes the community to enjoy “It’s All An Act: Three One-Act Plays,” taking the stage at LTCC’s Duke Theatre this June. Each performance will include three one-act plays, with different directors and actors bringing the hilarity to life.

In “Boise Idaho,” a comedy written by Sean Michael Welch and directed by Kelly Cassidy, the narrator of a story dutifully chronicles the meeting of a couple in a small café in Paris, only to start losing control of his characters once they realize he exists. Blending the lines between fiction and truth, this hilarious play examines what should triumph: reality, or a good story. The cast for “Boise Idaho” is Gary Edwards, Brandon McCarthy, Frank Riley and Marianne Rosenfeld.

Lake Tahoe Community CollegeIn “Compromising Positions,” a comedy written by Michelle Benson and directed by Jeff Witt, an aging couple named Harold and Alice decide to get frisky one evening in the living room and end up stuck on the recliner. Teenage son Jake and grown daughter Alice must come to the rescue! This play received the 2015 prize for best one-act play at the WordWave storytelling festival in South Lake Tahoe. The cast for “Compromising Positions” is Chase Kalik, Thea Newhouse, Chris Taylor and Pam Taylor.

In “Squirrels,” a comedy written by Peter J. Stavros and directed by Brandon McCarthy, the focus is on Jim, who has been working for the same company for so long he’s actually lost track of the years. With the threat of layoffs coming, Jim’s safe job just might be coming to an end. The cast for “Squirrels” is Robin Gershbein, Kalayna Miller, Janel Morales, Brett Robinson and David Wright.

All performances of “It’s All An Act” will take place in LTCC’s Duke Theatre, located inside the Fine Arts building on LTCC’s campus. Performances are Thursday June 14, Friday June 15, and Saturday June 16 at 7:30 p.m; and Thursday, June 21, Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday June 24.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors and groups of 8 or more, and $5 for students with a valid school I.D. Due to language and adult themes, this show is not recommended for children under 13. Tickets can be purchased at the LTCC Bookstore or at the Duke Theatre Box Office an hour prior to all performances.

About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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