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The Plays:


Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley presented by Hirschi Theatrical Society

Directed by Brandi Walker

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of their youngest sister’s fate. Lenny, the oldest sister, is the worrier; Meg, the middle sister, is the wild one; while Babe, the youngest, is a senator’s wife. Their troubles, serious but still hilarious, are highlighted by their snooty cousin, Chick, an awkward young lawyer and Meg’s ex-boyfriend.

Performance at 6pm


Dark Road by Laura Lundgren Smith presented by WFHS Theatre

Directed by Sarah Jarvis

When Greta, a young girl living in Nazi Germany, reads that the nearby women’s concentration camp is hiring guards, she sees it as a chance to find her place in the world and provide for her sister Lise.  Soon she learns the reality of her duties, and so too how to justify her crimes, heading further and further down the dark road laid by the Third Reich. Kind-hearted Lise is shocked at what her sister becomes, and though the two drift apart, their fates remain inextricably and dangerously linked. A powerful drama about the choices that allow evil to become ordinary.

Performance at 7pm



Violet Sharp by William Cameron presented by Rider Theatre Department

Directed by Tabitha Cahanin

Based on the true story of the 1932 Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, Violet Sharp is named for the young British maid working at the home of Anne Lindbergh’s mother.  In the wake of the historic kidnapping of beloved aviator Charles Lindbergh’s 20-month-old-son, Violet raises the suspicion of the police with a contradictory testimony about her whereabouts to police investigator Officer Walsh.  Under pressure from her own personal demons as well as the police, Violet’s efforts to clear her name cannot seem to overpower a growing reputation of guilt.

Performance at 8pm


The WFISD Festival of One Act Plays will be Saturday, March 3 beginning at 6pm at the Rider High School auditorium.  Admission is $6.