Original One-Act Play Festival this weekend at AVC

Aspiring playwrights will see their works presented on stage this weekend as the Antelope Valley College Theatre Arts Department presents the 16th Original One-Act Play Festival through Sunday at the Black Box Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.

Shows are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Original One-Act Play Festival provides for the development of new theatrical voices, as student playwrights experience the transformation from written word to live performance in these world premieres.

Four plays have been chosen for this year’s festival: “By the Way” by Joan Enguita, “Imagine” by Juan Juarez, “The Only Thing We Have to Fear” by Melissa Marie Martin and “The Miller’s Daughter” by Katharine Wilson.

“By the Way” is about a young man at his father's wake who is coming to terms with their turbulent relationship. “Imagine” looks ata young man who cannot get a date, but imagines how he can change that.

“The Only Thing We Have to Fear” explores the subject of fear. “The Miller’s Daughter” tells the story of a young woman who decides to help a cursed wizard rather than marry a greedy king, and winds up stuck in a fairy tale.

The plays contain adult themes and language and are not suitable for children. All tickets are $5, and they are on sale in the college bookstore or at the door to the Black Box Theatre 30 minutes before performances. For more information please contact Original One Act Play Festival producer Eugenie Trow at etrow@avc.edu, or (661) 722-6300, ext. 6425.