Fellowship of the “One-Acts”

Avery Wickersham (TheLorian)

The heat of the lights. Full hair and makeup. The entrancing darkness of the house seats. Performance season is upon us.

Instead of a traditional Loras Players play for the Fall 2021 semester, the Loras Players decide to team up with the Dubuque One-Acts Festival to present three winning plays: “Lighted Fools” by Bridget Grace Sheaff; “A Lovely Day for a Boating Trip (And to Kill your Spouse)” by Lindsey Brown; and “Grey” by Kristen Benjamin Millsboro.

Usually, the Loras Players group produces a play with the full group; however, the entire players’ group is split among the three plays. “Lighted Fools” is a group play, while “A Lovely Day for a Boating Trip (And to Kill your Spouse)” and “Grey” have two actors apiece. COVID-19, as everyone knows, interrupted the normal world, including performing. The Loras Players are finally getting back into the swing of theater and so is the Dubuque One-Acts Festival.

The Dubuque One-Acts Festival is under the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society organization, according to the Dubuque One-Acts website.

The Society “has served the Dubuque community providing free or low-cost arts experiences to both artists and audiences.” This organization has been operating for over 30 years, providing an artistic outlet for the Dubuque community, and beyond. Their motto is “’to encourage, promote, and present local and regional arts including music, writing, theater, and fine arts.’”

As a bit of a trigger warning for anyone interested in seeing the plays, “Grey” is a play based on sexual assault. Please keep this in mind if attending.

Come see the Loras Players and the Dubuque One-Acts perform Oct. 7, 8, and 9 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Joesph’s auditorium in Hoffmann Hall!

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