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On May 29, 30 and 31, Evanston Township High School will offer to the public a showcase of student theatrical talent: a series of short plays directed, performed and, in one case, written, by students. Each night, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the ETHS Upstairs Theatre, a different group of the 11 one-act plays will be presented by a collective cast of 35 students.
 
On May 29, the roster comprises “Sap,” written and directed by Matthew Chapelle; “Drugs are Bad,” directed by Anand Lal-Tabak; “Dissonance,” directed by Nathaniel Bernstein; and “There Shall Be No Bottom” directed by Caroline McCance.

On May 30, four plays will be staged: “Measuring Matthew” directed by Anne Kelley; “Breaking the Chain,” directed by Abigail Warhus; “Labor Day,” directed by Ella Brady; and “The Way of All Fish,” directed by Hannah Kaplan.

Three short plays will bring the festival to a conclusion on May 31: “Sure Thing,” directed by Colleen Dougherty; “The Rising of the Moon,” directed by Logan Sutherlan; and “The Actor’s Nightmare,” directed by Kamal Sehrawy.

General admission tickets at $5 for one night, $10 for all three, are available in the fine arts department office or at the box office the nights of performance. More information is available at the department office at 847-424-7130.

The Upstairs Theatre is handicapped accessible by elevator. Parking is best in the school’s rear parking lot, entered from Lake or Church Streets.