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Sac State students to stage one-act plays


“The Game” features, back row, Rick Silver as Death and Alexandra Barthel as Life. Front row, Jessica Windhaus as Girl and James Baker as Youth.

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Students from Sacramento State’s Dramatist Society present, and produce, One Acts – four one-act plays presented in pairs at 6 p.m. each day April 24-28 and May 1-5, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and Saturday, May 5, in the Studio Theatre near the University Library.

Each play is produced by students who cast, direct, and design the sets, lights and costumes.

April 24-28: Birdbath, written by Leonard Melfi and directed by Rachel Williams, is set in 1960s New York and tells the story of an unsuccessful poet and a young lady who meet while they both work at an all-night cafeteria. One evening they begin a conversation that takes them into each other’s deepest secrets.

The Game, written by Louise Bryant and directed by Michael Smith, delves into a world beyond our reality where Life and Death play for the lost souls they meet to determine if they return to the living, or are sent to the aftermath of condemned souls.

May 1-5: Anton Chekhov’s The Bear is a comedic play that revolves around an argument about love and money between a widow and the man who lent her husband money. The play is directed by Kristina Vivsik.

Best Foot Forward, written by Dave Ritterband and directed by Richard Stiles, focuses on the lighter side of college, relationships and family to find out just how far someone will go to make sure a family member makes the right choices.

Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for students, faculty, seniors and children, and are available at the door or by emailing Payment is by cash or check only. For more information, visit For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

– Craig Koscho