Washington Community High School offers a night of fun

Donelle Pardee Whiting
Sophomore Ben Klaus, right, waits while another student pours paint in a pan. Washington Community High School students spent the day Feb. 9 constructing sets for the spring production, "A Night of One Acts: A Montage of Absurd Realities."

Residents will have a chance to dispel winter blahs and look forward to spring with the upcoming Washington Community High School production.

The production, “A Night of One Acts: A Montage of Absurd Realities,” consists of three one-act plays.

Director Anna Oxborrow said she wanted to try something different and thought this would be something people would enjoy.

Dating can be hard, especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother’s bridge partner a mime.

“Check, Please” by Jonathan Rand follows a series of blind dates that could not get any worse — until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel?

“Waving Goodbye” by Jamie Pachino is the story of Lily Blue, a 17-year-old photographer who loses her father in a mountain climbing accident, and must spend her 17th year with the mother who abandoned her.

It is also a story of loss, grief, change, making art, wishing things were different, being stalled, finding love, not turning into your mother and those irrevocable moments after which nothing is ever the same.

Produced in New York City, “Out of the Frying Pan” by Francis Swann is about two young men and two young women who share an apartment in all innocence. They are “would be stage folk” and they are doing this for economic security.

Their apartment is immediately above that of a Broadway producer who is about to cast a road company.

They rehearse the play but wonder how they can get him upstairs to see it.

It happens that the producer is an amateur chef and, right in the middle of a culinary concoction, he runs out of flour. He comes upstairs to borrow a cup. At last, the kids have him and they aren’t going to let him go until he sees some evidence of their ability, so they stage a murder.