The Visual and Performing Arts Department of Ridgefield High School presents An Evening of One-Acts, opening Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school’s Black Box Theatre, with additional shows on Jan. 27 and Feb. 2-3. The plays are Postcards by Carol K. Mack, Ladies in Waiting by Michele Palermo, and The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George. Each show features women at critical moments in their lives.
The three plays are directed by students in the Advanced Acting class of RHS theatre teacher and director Sherry Cox. Jillian O’Keefe, Emily Parker, and Evan Smolin, all juniors, have been immersed in every aspect of directing, with Mrs. Cox guiding them through selecting the show, casting, staging, costuming, lighting and sound. All have acted in RHS productions and understand the demands of acting, but agree that directing has given them more insight into the job of the actor, what the audience sees, and how complicated it is to build a show.