Flint Hill School announces “An Evening of Laughter,” a production of four one-act plays to be held on Nov. 1 and 2. Six upper school students will perform roles in each of four one-act plays. "I love the one-act and short play format for many reasons,” says director and upper school drama teacher Carlo Grossman. “Besides the variety of different pieces the audience gets to enjoy, the actors have an opportunity to stretch their acting skills with roles different plays. In this case, the theme is comedy and the fun is infectious."
The program of short plays, written by various playwrights, includes Woody Allen’s “Death Knocks,” in which the main character is on his bed reading when a mysterious figure climbs through his window and claims to be death. “Nobody Sleeps” by Guernsey Le Pelley tells of a burglar who robs an unusually calm family of women with very odd habits. In “Cotton Girls,” author Scott Tobin writes about three girls getting stuck on a Ferris wheel on their graduation night, forced into self-reflection and facing the real world ahead of them. And, in “Cuttin’ Line” by David S. Raine, a family discovers themselves waiting in a long line for accommodations in the afterlife.
Show information: 7:30 p.m. on both evenings. The location is Flint Hill’s Olson Theater, on the lower and middle school campus, 10410 Academic Drive, Oakton. For information about this and other fine arts productions, e-mail Tim Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org.