As it does annually, the Moorpark College Theater Arts program is bringing a set of original one-act plays to the High Street Arts Center.
This year, five plays written and directed by students will be featured. The plays were chosen from 12 that were originally presented at the college in December. The plays were selected by High Street General Manager Ken Rayzor and include
Death and Tom by Kelce Casey: A whimsical and eerie adventure that follows "everyman" Tom as he travels the river Styx with Death.
Only at Sunset by Constance Semponis: An exploration of the world of 1980’s rock as two emotionally damaged musicians struggle to pull their lives together.
Estate Sale Sign by Erin Harvard: A character study that examines the dissolution of a relationship as the mutually acquired belongings are sold in a garage sale.
When the Lights Go Out by Taylor Bradley: A tale of a young woman trapped between two men—one who has provided for her but treated her shamefully and another tha tshe could truly love.
Musketeer by Andy Weir: This adaptation of "The Egg" is a surreal journey through time and space as a man is confronted by his creator.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Jan. 4, 5, 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. Jan. 6 and 13. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the High Street Arts Center box office, online at http://www.centerstageticketing.com/sites/highstreet or by calling 805-529-8700.
Given the mature themes and language in these plays, some content may not be suitable for younger viewers or all audiences.