RHC Students put on sensational ‘One Act Plays’

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Mr. Trotsky, played by Marco Carreon, writes a letter during “Variations on the Death of Trotsky”

The Rio art department hosted their variety of one act plays that were put on by students on both Oct. 3 and 4 at the Campus Inn Theater.

On the second night, the plays were heartfelt, funny, and well executed. Each act lasted on average fifteen minutes.

The first act entitled “Pillow” was about a woman [played by Desire Figueroa] who was having a romantic evening with her date, until he accidentally tragically died. Later, you find out that the death was neither tragic nor accidental. In fact, it was quite the opposite.

The woman’s friend [played by Alyssa Thomas] tries to get her to call the cops; however the woman instead nonchalantly decides that maybe that’s not a good idea.

Another act later in the evening was a play entitled, “Perchance”.

It is about a man who is trying to win back the heart of his girlfriend who has decided to leave town and move to San Diego.

The main character [played by William Ticas] tries everything in his power to win her back. In dramatic fashion he proposes to her at the airport and claims his love for her, only to find out that it was all a dream.

The last act before intermission was the play “Variations on the Death of Trotsky”, and was one of the crowd favorites of the night.

The play spotlighted both Mr. Trotsky [played by Marco Carreon] and his wife; Mrs. Trotsky [played by Turner Lynch].

During the duration of the play, Mr. Trosky is trying to figure out when the time of his death will be. While he was so immersed with trying to figure out his death, he realizes that he should have been spending his remaining time living his life.

Although there were some adult situations here and there, it was all in good fun.

“Variations on the Death of Trosky” was the funniest play of the night as Carreon did an excellent job of playing his character.

Overall, the one act plays brought excitement and joy to all in attendance and were a success.

The next play on campus will be “Frank and Friends” at The Wray Theater on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.