Verona High School’s Spotlight Players, in conjunction with the Spotlight Players Parents Association, will present an evening of student-produced, performed and directed one-act comedies on Friday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the VHS auditorium. The plays will be judged by a panel of theater professionals. There will be prizes for the winning play and the top two one-acts will be performed at the VHS Arts Festival on May 18. The One-Act Festival this year will feature six one-act comedies:
- How to Succeed in High School without Really Trying by Jonathan Rand directed by Alana Murphy and Mia Corbett
- Jimmy the Anti-Christ by Keith J. Powell directed by Anna Shea and Katie Fernandez
- A Murdered Mystery by Karl Garner directed by Rachelle Smith
- How to Kiss a Girl by Wade Bradford directed by Arianne Valderrama and Star Kent-Finnegan
- Meet the Roommates by Jonathan Rand directed by Miranda Williams and Ryan Vail
- The Mercury and the Magic by Rolin Jones, directed by Owen Yarmo-Gray and Colin Vega
The casts will include Joe Anello, Anna Shea, Arianne Valderrama, Owen Yarmo-Gray, Colin Vega, Rayna Newkirk, Katie Fernandez, Matt Masucci, Nick Kast, Dan Messineo, Anthony Giuliano, Rachael Weir, Rachelle Smith, Ava Vasalani, Anna Serra, Lauren Zanders, Dylan Gallagher, Star Kent-Finnegan, Liz Barile, Grace Gault, Matt Gasin, Jonathan Mottola, Giulia Licitra, Abby Pope, David Karpinski, Jon Love, Phillip Beben, and Amy Renzulli.
The faculty advisor for the One-Act Festival is Fran Young and the president of the SPPA is Melody Williams. Tickets for the festival are $5 and will be sold at the door. All proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the SPPA Scholarship Fund.