Surplus of prospective actors results in additional winter play

Senior Zoe Margolis, junior Kyra Link and freshman Will Rippeto play chimpanzees trying to write  a classic English play in

Marisa Murillo

Senior Zoe Margolis, junior Kyra Link and freshman Will Rippeto play chimpanzees trying to write a classic English play in “Words, Words, Words.”

Sukul Mittal, Staff Writer

After creating the fall one act plays in 2013, the Fine Arts department decided this year to add another set of one acts for the winter season.

“This year we decided to do this because of the many people that wanted to be a part of something, and we wanted everybody to have a part. So the addition of the winter one acts is a result of that,“ Fine Arts Director Bill McDonald said.

The one acts consist of multiple 10 minute plays. The actors performed in the Black Box Theater on Friday, January 9.

“I really enjoy the one acts because they are short and sweet, and the various characters are interesting,” sophomore audience member Sophie Clayton said.

In the first play, “Words, Words, Words,” actors portrayed chimpanzees being forced by a mysterious scientist to write a classic English play.

“It’s nerve racking, but also very nice, to have the opportunity to be in the play and eventually the musical,” said freshman Will Rippeto, who played a chimpanzee. The only freshman of the cast, Rippeto has been acting since he was young and will perform in the musical later this spring.

Students also played three New Jersey construction workers who believed they had famous secret identities in “Mere Mortals.”

“I really enjoyed the cast that I was working with, and I also enjoyed getting to put a beard on my face,” said sophomore Emma Boehme, who played a construction worker along with junior Gabe Malek and sophomore Matthew Walsh.

“I really enjoy the One Acts because they are fun to watch, and everyone always does a great job,” Clayton said.