By Dupé Aleru|April 8, 2011|Beverly Hills Courier|4:26 pm
Shalhevet Schools Theater Department started the showing of its original one-act plays, Lost and Found that was written and directed by its students, yesterday.
Under the guidance of Shalhevet’s drama teacher, Emily Chase and award-winning playwright, Laurel Ollstein, this year’s spring production will explore the meaning of life, space pirates and everything in between.
The show opens with Hold Your Horses by senior Rebecca Asch. The play is about a high-powered business woman who gets stranded on a ranch, coaxed onto a horse…and goes on the ride of her life.
The second play, Divine Case, written by tenth grader Rose Bern, is about a lawyer who sues God for allowing humans to suffer—but is he actually prepared for God to show up in court?
The third play written by junior Leona Fallas is called The Tale Of The Magical Wallet. The story depicts a girl who writes a storybook romance in which the prince and princess come to life and the fairy tale is turned upside down.
Jenny Newman wrote the fourth play, Blindness: What do a teenager with his head in a book and a cell-phone addicted CFO have in common? They have to figure it out when they’re plunged into the fourth dimension.
The fifth and final one-act is called Tomorrows Opportunity. Written by senior Rachel Lesel, this play takes place 50 years in the future, where a space pirate’s son tries to live an honest life and find true love, but he can only evade the pirate life for so long.
Future performances are Apr. 1l and Apr. 13 at 7:00 p.m., Apr. 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for students, $15 for adults and $25 for Patron Front Row Seats. Tickets can be purchased by emailing Emily Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org.All funds raised will benefit Shalhevet’s Drama Department.