For the first time, the Marathon High School Drama Club is presenting three one-act shows — “Mmmbeth!,” “The Great American Talent Show” and “In Memoriam.”
“This is a first for us,” said director Carrollyn Cox.
“Mmmbeth!” features all middle school students, with a cameo from one freshman. It’s a farcical adaptation of the famous Shakespeare play. In this one, the witches do the storytelling, Queen Duncan aspires to open a donut shop, and the murderers are engrossed in self promotion.
“The Great American Talent Show” is directed by senior Ariana Patterson. It’s a takeoff on television shows like “American Idol,” complete with self-absorbed judges – including a British one with a snarky attitude.
“In Memoriam” is a drawing room mystery, performed by members of the International Thespian Troupe (an honor society of experienced and exceptional MHS actors and actresses). Originally, the students had planned to enter the one-act into a competition.
“But Hurricane Irma re-arranged everyone’s schedule,” said Cox. “The students elected to participate in Marathon Community Theatre’s One Weekend Only, which was scheduled for the same dates.” One Weekend Only, normally the community theater’s opener, has been rescheduled to close the season.
Three One Act Plays
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11
Curtain at 7 p.m.