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Kingman High uses one-act plays to start theater season

Jefferson Black and Eden Palomino. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

Jefferson Black and Eden Palomino. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

KINGMAN - The Kingman High School Drama Department kicks off its theatrical season this weekend with two one-acts, performed at Kingman High School at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday.

Their first one-act is "Trifles," by Susan Glaspell.

"Trifles is a piece of American realism that takes place in early 20th century Nebraska," said drama director Clare Schroeder in her director's notes. "As the men of the town attempt to discover the truth behind the murder of Mr. Wright, their wives discover far more than they bargained for around the Wright household."

After intermission, the drama department will perform "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged," by The Reduced Shakespeare Company. The improvisational-style comedy features a small band of actors attempting to perform all 42 Shakespeare plays in different styles.

The show will be performed in a theater-of-the-round, allowing the audience to have an up-close view of the shows. Due to the seating arrangement, only the first 200 people will be seated each night.