DRIFT

High School Festival

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Company: 
Merrillville High School
Written by:
Dennis Bush

Drift
Among the shadows of the bright lights of New York City's theatre district, nine homeless people search for hope and meaning. They're not movers and shakers, they just get moved and shaken. In a world that's been turned upside down, they find poetry and pain, with no pity and no shame.

WEEKEND - Friday, November 2- Saturday November 3 - Sunday November 4
Ticket Price : $10
Suitable for families and children aged 10 and up.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL : 317 522 8099

High School theatre programs from across central Indiana will be competing with short theatre pieces lasting no longer than 40 minutes. One performance from each participating school will be judged leading to the awarding of first and second place trophies at the awards ceremony of the festival.
Two performance locations will run concurrently at IndyFringe, 719E St Clair Street, Indianapolis, 46202

Lawrence Central High School
Interrupting Vanessa
Playwright Colleen Neuman
Vanessa lives with her mother who is too busy to listen to her, so she spends a lot of time in her room. There is one treasure she keeps there: her father. Vanessa's father died last year, but she is unable to let him go and imagined him back to life. Vanessa gets carried away with her imagination by telling her father elaborate stories. Then Mom does the unthinkable-she invites Timmy Fibbins over. No one at school talks to Timmy! Her imaginary father reminds her that no one talks to her either. Once Timmy arrives, things aren't so bad.
Performance Times Saturday Nov 3rd, 2:30PM Saturday Nov 3rd, 9:00PM Sunday Nov 4th, 3:30PM
Genre

Shortridge High School
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged [revised] Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed throughout the world. The cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.
Performance Times Friday Nov 2nd, 6:00PM Saturday Nov 3rd, 1:00PM Saturday Nov 3rd, 7:30PM

Castle Hill High School Evansville, Indiana
Website: castletheatre.weebly.com
These Shining Lives
Playwright: Melanie Marnich
These Shining Lives focuses on the story of Catherine Donohue and some of her female co-workers, known as the Radium Girls, who were lied to by their employers about the health effects of the radium they were using to paint watches in the 1920s and 1930s. Their case helped change laws that would help keep future employees safe from dangers and health issues they would face in the workplace.
Performance Times Saturday Nov 3rd, 1:00PM Saturday Nov 3rd, 7:30PM

Merrillville High School
Drift
Playwright: Dennis Bush
Among the shadows of the bright lights of New York City's theatre district, nine homeless people search for hope and meaning. They're not movers and shakers, they just get moved and shaken. In a world that's been turned upside down, they find poetry and pain, with no pity and no shame.
Performance Times Friday Nov 2nd, 6:00PM Saturday Nov 3rd, 3:00PM Sunday Nov 4th, 2:00PM
Ticket Price $10 all ages
Genre Drama Performance Art Spoken Word

Roncalli High School
Steel Magnolias
Playwright: Robert Haring
In a small beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to a group of women who are simultaneously delicate, loving, and strong.
Performance Times Friday Nov 2nd, 7:30PM Saturday Nov 3rd, 4:30PM Sunday Nov 4th, 12:30PM
Genre Drama Audience

Carmel High School
A Love Story
Playwright: Philip Dawkins
By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead -- expiring in reverse order, youngest to oldest, from blunt object to the head, disappearance, and finally consumption. Tuneful songs, and a whimsical chorus follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River, before their time unexpectedly runs out. A magical, musical fable where, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual's successes or failures.
Performance Times Friday Nov 2nd, 9:00PM Saturday Nov 3rd, 6:00PM Sunday Nov 4th, 3:30PM
Genre Drama

University High School
Alice Through the Rabbit Hole
Playwright: Alicia LaMageleine
Alice goes on a steampunk, grunge rock journey through the eyes of five children. Lewis Carroll’s classic novel brought to life in a new era.
Performance Times Friday Nov 2nd, 9:00PM Saturday Nov 3rd, 6:00PM Sunday Nov 4th, 2:00PM
Genre Drama

Westfield High School
The Actor's Nightmare
Playwright: Christopher Durang
This play was inspired by the well known dream that many people in professional and amateur theatre have, that they go must perform in a play that they have inexplicably never been to rehearsals for, and for which they know neither the lines or the plot. So in this play George is an accountant who wanders onto an empty stage, not certain where he is or how he got there. The stage manager informs him he’s the understudy, and must go on in a few minutes. George doesn’t know his name, doesn’t think he’s an actor (“I think I’m an accountant”), and has no idea what play he’s supposed to do.
Performance Times Friday Nov 2nd, 7:30PM Saturday Nov 3rd, 4:30PM Sunday Nov 4th, 12:30PM

Next Show

Next Show: 
Sunday Nov 4th, 2:00PM

Performance Times

Performance Times: 
Friday Nov 2nd, 6:00PM
Saturday Nov 3rd, 3:00PM
Sunday Nov 4th, 2:00PM

Ticket Price

Ticket Price: 
$10 all ages

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