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Columbus, Ohio
February 29, March 14, 21 & 28, April 4, 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, 2012
Torch Songs

503 South Front Street.

Wednesdays @ 7:30 p.m.


Inspired by the 1940s, Shadowbox Live's newest Stage 2 production, Torch Songs, reminds us all that the bygone era of film noir and sophistication hasn't completely disappeared. The evening begins with Snow Angel by Lewis J. Carlino, a one act play telling the tragic story of a man trying to recreate a past he can't leave behind. Monologues, dramatic shorts, and an array of heartfelt love songs round out the production, making Torch Songs a touching and unforgettable Wednesday night.

Murder By Midnight
featuring Dick Piston, Hotel Detective

J.T. Walker ... Dick Piston
Edelyn Parker ... Woman



Accra, Ghana
March 8 & 9, 2012
DP Theatre Presents:
Lincoln's Shorts One-Acts

Nkomode Performance Arts Theater

Thursday & Friday @ 7:00 p.m.

Three directors, five 10-minute plays and great actors are all what were needed to give the Lincoln Community School a night of laughter, fun and suspense.  DP Theatre has created a new program called Lincoln’s Shorts, an evening of one acts, which should serve as an additional tradition to other talented shows at LCS.

The ten minute plays Wedding Story, Bloody Mary, Fugue, Downtown and Murder By Midnight, which were directed by Aparajita Mehra, Rita Hingorani and Max Becker, were performed on the 8th and 9th March at 7:00 pm on the Nkomode Performance Arts Theater (NPAT) stage. They included great themes such as comedy, thriller and satire, which gave the audience an evening of unforgettable entertainment.

The stories of two partially amputated strangers, Joe and Mary, who bond together through the weirdest and saddest circumstance (Bloody Mary), three little girls who share their death experiences with the audience in the form of ghosts (Fugue), wannabe celebrities who are actually waitresses (Downtown), a catastrophically narrated fairy tale of the perfect bride and groom who fortunately or unfortunately get exposed at the end (Wedding Story), and last but not least detective Dick Piston who solves the murder case of an adulteress’s husband in his own unique way (Murder By Midnight) – worked well in making the performances interesting and enjoyable throughout the evening.

The audience’s response to each play was unique. If they were not roaring with laughter, they were silent in suspense waiting for the next scary or unpredictable act to occur.  Production elements such as the sound effects in the Wedding Story, Downtown and Murder by Midnight partially contributed in giving the audience the respective mood for each play. Furthermore, thanks to the high school students, who volunteered in making this a success by casting for the plays, Lincoln’s Shorts one acts has officially been launched and hopefully next year’s will be much better. Although it was amazing and fun, hopefully next year’s won’t be as stressful as this year’s!

SOURCE: http://www.lincoln.edu.gh/page.cfm?p=487&newsid=310


Pocatello, Idaho
March 16 & 17, 2012

ISU Theatre/Dance Variety Show 2012

Fine Arts Building
Goranson Recital Hall
921 S. 8th Avenue

Friday & Saturday @ 6:30 p.m.


This Spring, APO, USITT, and Danson are excited to announce their first collaborative variety show fundraiser! This is an exciting opportunity to sprinkle a taste of our talent and perform on lower campus!

Tickets are $5 at the door. Please support our amazing performers and bring all your friends! We have a terrific lineup and a great variety! Tell your family, friends, and anyone you pass on the street. You don't want to miss this show!

There will also be a raffle held at the end of the show with great prizes from local theatres and businesses. Each person will receive one ticket upon entry. Additional tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5.

DICK PISTON ... Daniel Mark Shelden
WOMAN ... Aubrey Lowe
BELLHOP ... Matt Austin

Hello my name is Daniel Shelden and I am currently a Theatre Major at Idaho State University. I am looking to be part of a talent/variety show fundraiser for the three performing arts clubs on campus. The three clubs are: APO (acting) USITT (technical) and Danson (Dance.) As far as pricing is concerned we are charging $5 per person and expecting at the very most 100 people. My friends and I were hoping that we could perform your show Murder By Midnight for the talent show. I think it is one of the most comical plays that I have read in an extremely long time. I am hoping that we can get your approval to perform for both academic and fundraising purposes. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask.

SOURCE: email from Daniel Shelden 3/2/12


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
April 12 & 13, 2012
Ross Sheppard One Act Play Festival

Black Box Theatre

13546-111 Avenue

Thursday & Friday @ 6:00 p.m.

part 1
part 2

Announcements for Thursday, April 12, 2012:
DRAMA: This week at Ross Sheppard there are two nights of short plays in the Black Box Theatre. These plays are all student directed and some are student written. If you want to see some great theatre, come on out. First show starts at 6 p.m. A twoonie donation would be accepted.

The Adventures of Dick Piston continue in this 10 minute one act performed at the Ross Sheppard One Act Play Festival. Dick Piston (Jack Sharp) is a hotel detective waiting out the last 10 minutes of his shift when a woman (Jenna Weisz) bursts into his office and exclaims that she is the victim of a crime!



Springfield, Missouri
April 19 & 21, 2012
Balcony Theatre

Thursday & Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.

The Further Adventures of
Dick Piston, Hotel Detective
(but not much further)
"Murder By Midnight"
a 10-minute mystery

Directed by Drew Diveley


Dick Piston: Nich Peltz
Woman: Melanie Humphrey
Bellhop: Cody Tinsley



Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland
April 23, 2012

Novara Rd, Bray, County Wicklow

Murder By Midnight
featuring Dick Piston, Hotel Detective

directed by Simon O'Neill

I am an Irish student studying Preforming Arts/Directing. My final assignment Is directing a 10-15 min play in 3 weeks. I would like to use your play for my assignment. It would be on for one night for 30-40 people and tickets are free. This play would be showing as part of a showcase of selected plays picked by other directors.
Richard Madigan online profile: (discovered May 2013) http://richard-madigan.wix.com/actor-profile His recent theatre roles include the part of Dick Piston in 'Murder By Midnight' performed in Katie Gallagher's Function Room in Wicklow, Ireland.

SOURCE: 4/2/12 email from Simon O'Neill


Platteville, Wisconsin
May 3-5, 2012
One Act Festival

Department of Performing & Visual Arts

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and the Pioneer Players conclude their theater season with a One Act Festival Every major in UWP's theater program is required to take a directing class as part of their skill development and production experience. As an upper level course, the directing class encourages students to incorporate the skills and knowledge they have acquired from previous classes in acting, design, play analysis, theater history and dramatic literature. In the class, students focus on learning how to communicate with designers by developing a concept envisioning the visual world of the play. They also learn how to guide and translate their ideas effectively to actors and compose imaginative, evocative stage pictures. Murder by Midnight
featuring Dick Piston, Hotel Detective

Directed by Pearl Balch


DICK PISTON ... Dakota Vaassen
At Platteville, Dakota has been very involved with the Pioneer Players where he has participated in four of their productions, including Angus in Macbeth and Dick Piston in Murder by Midnight for their annual one act festival for which he won the Director's Choice Award for Best Achievement as an Actor. cast list incomplete

We are putting on a One Act Festival at the end of the semester, and one of my directing students would like to direct your play, Murder By Midnight. It would be one of 10 plays performed during the festival. The play will have 3 performances (May 3-5) in a theatre that seats up to 150 people. The ticket prices for the festival range from $5 (for students) to $9 (for general admission). Thank you!

SOURCE: Ann Farrelly 3/27/12


Garden City, New York
May 11, 2012

Rehearsal Room

Friday @ 2:00 p.m.

Directed by John Maddaloni

DICK PISTON ... Timothy Simpson
THE WOMAN ... Kate McLeod
BELLHOP ... Jonathan Kenny

My name is John Maddaloni. I'm an Acting Major at Adelphi University on Long Island and I'm directing a scene this semester for class and I chose Murder by Midnight. My production is taking place in a small venue, but I'm going to arrange it as though it is in a movie cinema. I'm going to have "Admit One" tickets on the seats and popcorn for everybody so that they can feel as though they're sitting in a theatre watching a film noir piece. I'm in the process of composing all the music for the show and if you'd like I could send it to you via e-mail once I've finished. It's jazzy with a hint of mystery and fun (as I like to describe it). My biggest challenge is to have the entire show in black and white with different shades of gray in the furniture, walls, desk, even the actors will be in gray makeup so as to fit the style.

SOURCE: 4/5/12 email from John Maddaloni


Woodbridge, Virginia
May 18, 2012
(Senior One-Acts are schedule May 11, 18 & 25)
Senior One-Acts

On the blackbox stage

3001 Old Bridge Road

Friday @ TBA

Purchase tickets at the Box Office. Adults are $7; Students are $5. Schedule for Senior One-Acts:
May 11th - 7:30 & 9:30
May 18th - 7:00 & 9:00
May 25th - 7:00 & 10:00

Senior One Act Cast Lists

Congratulations to all those cast. Please check all the lists to see if you are in more than one production. Watch School Fusion for updates and schedules. Mrs. C

Why Do We Laugh - Directed by Kim Brown
Meredith ( 6 yrs.) - Hannah Taylor Andrew ( 5 yrs.) - Justin McIntyre
Meredith ( 16 yrs.) - Tori Lockamy Andrew ( 15 yrs.) - Brenton Prosser
Meredith ( 46 yrs.) - Eva Thorpe Andrew ( 45 yrs.) - Justin McIntyre
Meredith ( 66 yrs.) - Kaitlyn Wilson Andrew ( 65 yrs.) - Zach Lanmin

Dorothy and Alice - Directed by Laura Loy
Dorothy - Dana Orr
Alice - Caitlyn Bishop
Billy - John Karavatas

Memory - Directed by Emma Berry
Andrew - Evan Weiss
Jean - April Teale
Frank - Gregory Brown
Brother - Gavin Grubbs

Murder by Midnight - Directed by Lindsey Longoria
Dick Piston - Gavin Grubbs
Woman - Rachel Price
Bellhop - Zach Lanmin

Epiphanies In a Wedding Hall Are Always The Best Kind - Directed by Molly Kaufman
Lorraine - Klancy Baker
Porter - Tyler Rose
Delaney - Dana Orr
Carla - Mia Amado

Relative Strangers - Directed by Martha Sanchez
Marie Barret - Mia Amado
Marie Harvet - Hannah Culbert
Virginia - Atisha Roselyn

Nothing - Directed by Clara Hoch
Dad - Clifton McGann
Son - Mark Hannan
Dan - Brenton Prosser
Mrs. M - Eva Thorpe
Jenn Grout - Hannah Culbert
Amber - Zoe Sellers
Aliens - Nick MacFarlane, Klancy Baker

Caged Birds - Directed by Makeda Thomas
Wild One - Victoria Long
Gossip - Krystal Campos
Gazer - Meghan Cavallero
Thump - Kaitlyn Rhyne
Twitting - Hannah Taylor
Gloom - Breyonna Hoarsley
Guzzler - Kellie MacMillan
Mistress - Rachel Price

Hard Candy - Directed by Nancy Gabaldon
Adam - Mark Hannan
Bob - Justin McIntyre
Cindy - Kelly MacMillan
Dave - Evan Weiss
Emily/Jill - Gabrielle Reed
Harry - Clifton McGann
Ira/Fred - Bryson Jenkins
Linda - Megan Mueller

SOURCE: http://cfpa-theater.woodbridge.hs.groupfusion.net/modules/groups/integrated_home.phtml?gid=127301&sessionid=cb2b9ba534fd5437d5cb1584b9510cd0


North Hollywood, California
June 11, 2012
SkyPilot's Monthly One-Acts

11052 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood

Monday @ 8:00 p.m.


Dakar, Senegal
June 12, 2012
MS/HS Drama Presentation

Mermoz Sacre-coeur, Dakar Region, Senegal

Tuesday @ 1:00 p.m.

Murder By Midnight
featuring Dick Piston, Hotel Detective

SOURCE: email from Tamara Studniski 5/18/12


Winters, California
July 6 & 7, 2012
Break A Leg Before Dinner (A Fundraiser for Youth Theater)

Felica Diaz Park
4th and Main Streets
Winters, California

Friday & Saturday @ 5:00 p.m.

Alumni of , which is a non-profit program for teenagers in Winters have gotten together this summer to put on a production to raise money for the program, and provide scholarships for teenagers who want to be a part of the program in the future. We will be doing two performances, and will not be charging admission. Instead, we will ask for donations, and all of the money we collect will go back to the youth program.

Murder By Midnight
featuring Dick Piston, Hotel Detective

Dear Jeff Goode, I am representing a theater group in Winters, CA and we would like to do a performance of your play, "Murder by Midnight." We are alumni of a youth theater group called Winters Shakespeare Workshop, which is a non-profit program for teenagers in our small town. We have gotten together this summer to put on a production to raise money for the program, and provide scholarships for teenagers who want to be a part of the program in the future. We will be doing two performances, and will not be charging admission. Instead, we will ask for donations, and all of the money we collect will go back to the youth program. We would like to know if you will allow us to perform your play, and the price of any royalties. Thank you for your time, Emma Pfanner

SOURCE: Emma Pfanner email 6/18/12 & 7/9/12


Nacogdoches, Texas
July 25-27, 2012
High School Summer Theatre Workshop

W.M. Turner Auditorium
2222 Alumni Drive

Wednesday through Friday

Murder by Midnight
featuring Dick Piston, Hotel Detective

directed by Jennifer Suter

DICK PISTON ... Keenan (?)

Entering its 46th year, this is the oldest program of its kind in the state of Texas. The workshop consists of two weeks of concentrated instruction in acting, voice and movement, or scenery, costumes, make-up, sound, lighting and stage management for high school students at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.

Offered in its popular long-standing format, the workshop will be headed this year by Shari Watterston Ellsworth and directed by faculty; high school theatre teachers; advanced SFA students who have interned at the Guthrie Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, Dallas Children's Theater or Rose Bruford College in England; and SFA theatre students working toward their teacher certification.

Recreational activities such as movie night, theme parties and dances will be held during the workshop.

Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 9:29 pm
By Paul Bryant pbryant@dailysentinel.com
Fifty students will wrap up a two-week theatre workshop at Stephen F. Austin State University today in the first of three one-act plays scheduled through Friday, Shari Ellsworth said.

"The acting students perform in three different productions, which include a period and style piece, a 10-minute play and a one-act play. This program is an exciting adventure for all who attend, and we have a number of students who return throughout high school and often become students at SFA and continue to work in this workshop."

SOURCE: email 7/28/12 Janie Chiasson director identified from Jennifer Suter resume: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sincerelysuter


Sheridan, Wyoming
July 26, 2012
On the Foundation
All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity

1760 Poplar Trail
Sheridan, WY 82801

Thursday @ 7:00 p.m.

Murder By Midnight
featuring Dick Piston, Hotel Detective

Directed by Dimitra Dugal

I am doing a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. This fundraiser is held on the foundation of one of our houses being built. We pe five ten minute plays with all the proceeds going to the cost of the foundation. Your play "Murder by Midnight" was one of the selection made to be used for this event. I was wondering what you charge for the right to perform this piece. Thank you Matt Davis

The 10 minute plays were Samuel M. Post's "Nice Name for a Sky", David Ives' "Variations on the Death of Trotsky", Robert Anderson's "I'm Herbert", Jeff Goode's "Murder By Midnight" and a piece called "Young at Heart" by a local student. It was great fun to do, very well-received and helped raise money for a very worthy cause.

SOURCE: email 7/2/12 from madmatty87@yahoo.com


Tucson, Arizona
July 27 & 28, 2012
Cast of Thousands Alumni Show Benefit/Fundraiser

421 N. Arcadia Blvd.

The Chocolate Affair by Stephanie Alison Walker
Heart of Hearing by Joseph Zeccola
I Can't Think of It Right Now by Nick Zagone
Murder by Midnight by Jeff Goode
No Such Thing by Douglas Hill
The Big Ride by by Stephanie Alison Walker
The Man Who Couldn't Dance by Jason Katims

Actors: Katie Burke '13
Julian Cardenas '13
Maryann Green '91
Jenny Hedger '09
Queston Kwolek '12
Chelsie LaRochelle '02
Garrett Larribas '03
Tyler Lintner '10
Nikisha McFall '04
Matt Reynolds '12
Mariah Shevchuk '09
Zak Skinner '11
Audrey Young '12

Maryann Green '91

Assistant Director:
Brissa Vega '12

Lighting and Sound:
Carolyn Canterman '04
Brissa Vega '12

SOURCE: email 7/2/12 from Maryann Green


Kansas City, Missouri
September 10, 2012
The One-Act Plays

5121 State Line Road

Monday - one night only!

The One-Act Plays, a fund-raising event for the Thespian Society, offer upper school theatre students the opportunity to direct and produce well-known theatre works My name is Rachel Cain and I am the Theatre Director at The Pembroke Hill High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Every year we hold a student-directed One-Act festival in which four upper classmen select and direct a one-act; cast from their peers. The Performance is a single night- scheduled for Sept 10, 2012. Ticket prices are $5 or requested donation. The theatre space has a maximum capacity of 150. One of my students has selected your piece MURDER BY MIDNIGHT for this year's festival.

SOURCE: email 8/28/12 from Rachel Cain


Toronto, Canada
November 14-17, 2012
One-Act Showcase

1265 Military Trail
Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4

Drama Society shows and performances are held in UTSC's Leigha Lee Browne Theatre. The theatre is located between the Science Wing (SW Building) and the Science Research Building (SY Building).

Wednesday through Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.

The Drama Society's first major production of the year is here: The One Act Showcase! Come on out and enjoy a delightful night at the LL Browne theatre watching 5 amazing one act plays directed by and starring the talented students from UTSC. This show is guaranteed to be 4 nights of entertainment and is one show you won't want to miss.

Show dates are November 14-17th at 8:00 pm in the LL Browne Theatre (located between the SW & SY buildings). Tickets will be available for purchase in the LL Browne box office on the night of each show and advance tickets will be sold in the Student Centre the week prior to the show. Specific times for advance ticket sales will be posted both on facebook and twitter (@utscds).
Ticket prices are as follows: $10 General Admission, $8 students (w/ valid student ID), and only $5 for Drama Society Members.

The five plays in the One Act Showcase are:

"Depart Mental" - Directed by Stephanie Hinds

"Black Rain" - Directed by John Rowntree & Samantha Seagrove

"My Narrator" - Directed by Diriye Hassan

"Family 2.0" - Directed by Jen Farr

"Murder by Midnight" - Directed by Brandon Macdonald

These actors and directors have been hard at work to create and put on this production and we hope that you can all come out and enjoy the One act Showcase with us all on November 14-17.

SOURCE: email from Brandon MacDonald 9/17/12


Coffeyville, Kansas
November 29, 30 & December 1, 2012
19th Annual Student Directed One-Acts Festival

Spencer/Rounds Theatre

400 W. 11th

Thursday through Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.

Coffeyville Community College Theatre Presents the 19th Annual Student Directed One-Acts November 29-30 and December 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Spencer/Rounds Theatre. The one-acts are free to the public.

Six one-act plays will be presented by multiple students during the evening. "The Brute" by Anton Chekov is directed by Mark Frank and featuring Mercades Price, Luke Hailey, Holly Barks and Sam Lambert. "The Red Coat" by John Patrick Shanley is directed by Valerie Bidwell and featuring Quenton Todd and Cheyenne Burgett. "The Adventures of Captain Neato Man" by Timothy Scot Harris is directed by Sam Roberts and featuring Tim Burns, Rieanna Grames and Luke Hailey. "Smoke Scenes" by Nick Zagone is directed by Austin Baughman and featuring Mercades Price and Willie Tallie. "Dick Piston - Hotel Detective" by Jeff Goode is directed by Michael Abbott and featuring Kelli Deal, Lonnie Wash, and Kiefer Lawson. "" by Jeff Goode is directed by Trae Yelton and featuring Holly Barks and Tim Burns.

For more information about CCC Theatre, contact Mark Frank at 620.251.7700 ext. 2145. i.e. Murder By Midnight
featuring Dick Piston, Hotel Detective

SOURCE: 9/27/12 email from Mark Frank


Ferrum, Virginia
December 4, 2012
246 Play Production class
Tuesday @ 6:00 p.m.

Murder By Midnight
featuring Dick Piston, Hotel Detective

directed by McClaine Walters
Class project for Tha 246 Play Production under the instruction of Dr. Helen Prien. The show will be performed on Ferrum College's campus the night of December 4th from 6-9 pm in the Flex Theatre.

Good Afternoon, How are you today? My name is McClaine Walters and I'm a senior at Ferrum College. I am writing to ask permission to direct your 10 minute play of Murder by Midnight as it's a class project and I noticed the play is recent so it's not public domain. The class is Tha 246 Play Production under the instruction of Dr. Helen Prien. The show will be performed on Ferrum College's campus the night of December 4th from 6-9 pm in the Flex Theatre. You are welcome to attend if you'll be in Southern Virginia around the time of the performance. Ferrum College is 30 minutes away from Rocky Mount, Va. If there is a need for Royalties to be paid The Ferrum College Theatre Arts department will be handling the finances but again it's just a class project. There will only be one night of performance and we have an audience capacity of 200 people maximum and as it is a class project there will be no charged ticket fee to attend the performance. I hope you have a wonderful day. McClaine Walters

SOURCE: email from McClaine Walters 9/16/12


Danbury, Connecticut
December 4, 5 & 7, 2012
Directing Class One Acts

Reimhold Theatre in Berkshire Hall

181 White Street Danbury CT

Tuesday, Dec 4 @ 7:00 p.m.
Wedsday, Dec 5 @ 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec 7 @ 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

WCSU Theatre Arts present....

A night of one act drama's directed by Sal Trapani's Directing 1 Class.
Tuesday 12/4 Group A: 7pm-9pm
Wednesday 12/5 Group B: 7pm-9pm
Friday 12/7 Groups A: 7pm Group B: 9pm

Group A:
"Traveler in the Dark" Directed by: Katie Armstrong
"Smoke Scenes" Directed by: Rachel Fournier
"Rosens Son" Directed by: Tyler McCombe
"The Room Inside the Room I'm In" Directed by: Anna Giordano
"Tongue Tied" Directed by Michelle O'Konis

Group B:
"Beer Girl" Directed by: Zak Klvana
"Yesterday's Window" Directed by: Suzzie Immergerion
"First Impressions" Directed by: Bri Bowman
"Tape" Directed by: Eric Steiner
"Misreadings" Directed by: Kayla Iorio
"Murder by Midnight" Directed by: Vincent McCoy

SOURCE: http://westconnartnews.blogspot.com/2012/11/wcsu-theatre-arts-present.html


Corpus Christi, Texas
December 5-8, 2012
10-Minute Play Festival (December 5-8, 2012)

Wilson Theatre
Center for the Arts

shows begin at 6:00 p.m. each night

The Department of Theatre & Dance presents the Student Directed Ten Minute Play Festival in the Wilson Theatre at the Center for the Arts Wednesday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 8 from 6 p.m. to approximately 11 p.m. There will be nine plays per evening of performances.

All plays are directed, designed, and acted in by students. Productions are a collaborative effort between the Directing I class taught by Dr. Terry Lewis, the Acting I class taught by Kelly Russell, and many other volunteering theatre students.

Details about each performance will become available closer to the end of the semester. All shows are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit http://cla.tamucc.edu/theatre, or contact the SAMC events specialist, Olivia Ross, at 361-825-3756 or olivia.ross@tamucc.edu.

Performance Running Order (Shows will begin at 6 PM each night)

Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Samantha Ratliff, "The Wedding Story"
Tyler McKinney, "Ginger"
Graciela Lara, "The Only Price"
Asia Derrough, "Murder By Midnight"
Jessica Lawrence, "The Juniper Tree"
Dorothy Mendiola, "The Inner Light"
Malcolm Petty, "Dining Outdoors"
Laurel Johnston, "Knock Knock. Who's There? Murder. Murder Who?"
Aaron Cammack, "Romaa!"

Thursday, December 06, 2012
Erin Winch, "Bachelorette"
Matthew Helpert, "The Warshaws"
Sam Meyer, "On The Edge"
Grace Tezzo, "The Blizzard"
Drake Robinson, "Bake Off"
Rebecca Williams, "The Bedmaker's Revenge"
Talia Davis, "The Phone Call"
Emma Hankin, "Porno"
Carter Whitmire, "Fides"

Friday, December 07, 2012
Emily Johnson, "Unexpected Tenderness"
Naya Rivers, "Fugue"
Cody Burroughs, "To Regina"
Olgu Durmus, "The Children's Hour"
Miranda Villanueva, "10,000 Cigarettes"
Leah Cordova, "Deranged"
Tania Monroy, "Don't Listen To What It Sounds Like"
Owen Foster, "Ballads of Suburbia"
AJ Knight, "Down Came The Rain"

Saturday, December 08, 2012
William Johnson-Ofoegbu, "Almost Maine"
Amy Stadter, "Smile"
Kayla Pineda, "Storm"
Rainy Edwards, "The Rude Mechanics"
Fernando Albarran, "The Blue Room"
Brandon Williams, "Top Floor"
Megan Turnbull, "Still Life with Buddy"
Bri Frye, "Murder By Midnight"
Heather Williams, "Holes"

Hello. My name is Bri Frye and I am a directing student at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. I am participating in the 10-Minute Play Festival to take place the first week of December. I have selected your play, Murder by Midnight as my chosen show to direct. 11/25/12: Greetings! I made a note that you asked me to let you know when I knew the date of the Murder by Midnight presentation for TAMUCC's 10 minute play festival. My directed scene will be preformed Saturday, December 8, 2012 and will be (to my recollection) the second the the last show of the night. However it has come to my attention that there is another student performing the same show. I do not know when her show is going up or if she has contacted you. Thank you again for consent to perform Murder by Midnight. 11/26/12: Director of second production is Asia Derrough

SOURCE: 10/3/12 email from Bri Frye


Kilgore, Texas
December 13, 2012
Christmas Gala/Fine Arts Showcase Concert

Forrest Home Baptist Church
15746 County Road 173,

Thursday 7pm - 9pm

December 8, 2012

KHS offers evening of the arts


It's no secret there are many talented young artists in Kilgore Independent School District Schools.

On Thursday, Kilgore High School musical, theater and art organizations will work in unison at Forest Home Baptist Church.

"I don't know of any other East Texas school district that does something like this," said KHS orchestra director Tristan Roberts. "This is the first time we've done this that I know of."

Roberts coordinated with his fellow KHS art directors to make the evening of fine arts a reality.

"I'm all about building relationships," Roberts said. "If Kilgore can coordinate all of our fine arts, we can give our students more opportunities to perform and build better relationships in the community. It'll be entertaining, I guarantee."

KHS choir, orchestra and band will provide an assortment of musical numbers, while theater students will give performances and MC the event and the work of art students will be on display.

"This is going to be huge," Roberts said. "It's great that we're doing it this year, and we want to make it better next year."

Each organization of the collaboration has been at work in the past weeks preparing for the night. In total, Roberts estimated that about 130 students will participate in the evening.

"We'll be doing 'Carol of the Bells,' 'Angels in the Bleak Midwinter' and 'Mistletoes'," said KHS choir director Karla Parmelee. "We also have one solo. We've been working on the first piece since September. We have a really good group this year."

Roberts also noted that interim superintendent Dennis Williams will narrate "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

"We've got several tunes," Roberts said. "The step orchestra will do a symphony arrangement and a Christmas carol. Our chamber and symphony orchestra will also play several tunes."

"We'll play a few pieces of music, everything we'll play is a Christmas tune, and we'll also play in the finale at the end," said KHS assistant band director Chris Murray.

A number of theater students have been at work putting together their acts to go alongside the musical performances.

"We're doing a number of things," said Keith Proctor, theater and arts teacher. "We have two students, Reese Black and Justin Farmer, as the masters of ceremonies."

Other acts include Tori Whitwell's "Platypus" monologue, Black and Reid McDonald's "Who's On First" skit, Farmer's " Murder by Midnight" monologue, Maddie Bingham's solo vocalist performance, Whitwell and McDonald will sing "No Matter What" from "Beauty and the Beast" and Phillip Frazier and Farmer will finish with an improvisational skit.

In addition to helping coordinate the event with art students, art teacher Holly Ernst has designed the programs for the evening. The hard work of KHS art students will be on display, and in some cases up for grabs.

"We're going to have a silent auction with the students' art," Ernst said. "The proceeds will go to the art club and the church."

The KHS Evening with the Arts event is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Forest Home Baptist Church in Kilgore. The church's capacity is 1,100, and it is advised that those who wish to attend show up early.

"We want to graciously thank Forest Home for coordinating with us and providing this venue," Roberts said.

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