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This collection of one-act plays explores dark themes from classic American short stories. Our original adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s 1954 story “All Summer in a Day” takes place in Bradbury’s imagined future, when humans inhabit Venus. The climate there is a constant barrage of rain, but every seven years the sun emerges for a few precious hours. A group of schoolchildren experiences this reprieve for the first time in their memory, basking in the sun while a classmate remains trapped in the shadows. In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” adapted by Brainerd Duffield, the villagers of a small town gather for their annual summer raffle. Each family takes its turn drawing from the ominous block box, extracting the lot that determines their fate. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” adapted by Katy Mulvaney, depicts a young mother restricted to bed rest, the common treatment for post-partum depression in the 1890s. The woman, confined to a room in her summer rental, becomes obsessed with its patterned yellow wallpaper.
Evening performances are January 17 and 18 at 7:00 p.m. The Sunday matinee begins at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be held in the high school auditorium, located along the West 33rd St. entrance. Tickets purchased online may be used for admission to any performance.
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St. Louis Park High School Theatre Program