By. Hannah Jonkers
Theatre on the James’ second annual Night of One Acts persisted smoothly on the nights of January 18th and 19th. The first piece was This is a Test, student directed by newcomer Gwen Dean. It’s about a student named Alan, played by Quinn Kehoe, who stays up all night before a big test and it involves his inner voices distracting him, a class full of cheating students, and a teacher who clearly has a distaste for Alan and Alan only. Secondly was Jimmy the Antichrist, which was co-directed by Jonas Wilkey and veteran Jake Lester. As they put it, “it’s a coming of age piece involving an ordinary suburban family and their son who comes out as…the antichrist.” Next was Chaired. a more serious piece, directed by Shawdee Bakhtiari, about a girl named Potential trying to discover her “true potential,” as Shawdee put it. Starring Gabby Raymond as Potential, she was put through tough challenges and many negative interactions with the other characters. Lastly was a piece titled The Internet is Distracting… oh Look a Kitten! It was co-directed by Nathan Kane, Anna Cario, and Caroline Morley; who were all new to the director’s chair. The story follows Micah, played by Fiorenza Lopresti, and her troubles trying to finish her english paper while trying to hold back the temptation of the internet and the evil mastermind, Google, played by Troy Bagley. Overall, this was a night you didn’t want to miss from the rolling laughter of Sagan Sorvillo playing Jimmy in Jimmy the Antichrist to the hilarious lesson of procrastination on the internet in The Internet is Distracting… oh Look a Kitten.
Lauren Nichols and Sagan Sorvillio in a Scene from Jimmy the Anti-Christ