Live Theater in MacDonald Hall Returns with Night of One-Acts

by St. Andrew's Communications Staff
"Do I Know You?," an evening of comedic one-acts debuting Friday night, celebrates the return of the St. Andrew's Players, the Upper School acting ensemble, to performing before an audience on the MacDonald Hall stage.
The theme of the show is relationships of all types. Performances are Friday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 30 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. The show is free for all St. Andrew’s students and faculty/staff.
 
Five one-acts have been selected for the production (see synopses of the one-acts below). Complementing the evening will be an original piece written by Director and Drama Teacher Ritchie Porter and Abigail Gaughan ‘22, and a dance performed by Mia Redjaee ‘23 and choreographed especially for the production by St. Andrew's Dance instructor Taniya Williams.
 
“After a year and half without live theater at St. Andrew’s, we thought it would be fun to get back into the swing of things by presenting an evening of one-acts,” Porter said. “We picked the theme of relationships to honor how important our connections have been since March 2020, while acknowledging that our socializing skills may be a little rusty. It’s been a while since we have all been together, hence the title, ‘Do I Know You?’”
 
"Home for the Chalidays" by Sharyn Rothstein
The Cohen family returns home from a trip on Christmas Eve, only to find their house ransacked. In the midst of their squabbling, they remember that it’s also the second night of Chanukah. Will the family be rescued by a mysterious note and the light of a camping lantern?
 
"It's Not You" by Craig Pospisil
On a New York Subway, a married couple, Amber and John, and their single friend,  Terry, part ways with a member of their circle, Natalie. The three have to deliver the classic “It’s not you” breakup speech, all before the train arrives at W. 4th street. 
 
"On the Porch One Crisp Spring Morning" by Alex Dremann
A mother and daughter sip and savor General Foods International Coffee on the porch. However, their moment of cheerful intimacy soon descends into a playful mind game of hidden identities and intrigue. 
 
"Surprise" by Mark Harvey Levine
At a cheap all-night diner, Whitney breaks up with her boyfriend of three weeks, Peter, whose main flaw is that he can see two minutes into the future. But maybe even a psychic can be pleasantly surprised. 
 
"Mere Mortals" by David Ives
Three construction workers take their lunch break, sitting on a girder fifty stories above Manhattan. They talk about their sandwiches and read the newspaper, but don't think they are as ordinary as they initially seem.  
 
Since this is an on-campus event, attending parents and/or family members ages 12 and up will be required to show proof of vaccination. Please fill out our visitor Vaccination Verification Form which will allow you to upload your proof of vaccination prior to your arrival. Having your form on file will expedite your check-in for this event, as well as all future school check-ins. If you would not like to use the form, please be sure to bring your proof of vaccination to campus to show to staff. All visitors are required to wear a face covering while indoors on campus.
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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in preschool (Age 2) through grade 12, located in Potomac, Maryland.