HYT Staging Festival of Shorts

Submitted by Horizon Youth Theatre

Horizon Youth Theatre is pleased to announce its 2019 Festival of Shorts, for the first time this year a collaboration between HYT and Toledo’s Children’s Theatre Workshop. A total of eleven student-written plays were chosen for production. The plays to be performed in Toledo on April 5 and 6 (2417 Collingwood Blvd) are: The Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf (and Her Pet Unicorn) by Izzie and Maddie Milks; Game of the Gods by Charlie Vostal; A Girl Lost Between Seasons by Tierny Fox; History in a Nutshell by Terise Stevens and Chloe Collins; A Will to Remember by Eli Marx; and Sidetracked by Julia Barnett and Lauren Peppers.

The Bowling Green shows will take place at Otsego Elementary School, 18505 Tontogany Creek Road, on March 29 and 30 (7:00 pm) and March 31 (2:00 pm). Admission is by donation. The plays, with their performance days and cast lists, are as follows:

Haunted by The 2019 Devising Class, directed by Keith Guion
Performing Friday and Saturday

Cast: Elise Allen, Izzie Douglass, Maggie Otley, Reagan Otley, Adam Proulx, Isobel Roberts-Zibbel, Charlie Vostal, and Alice Walters

No Rain, No Flowers by Libby Barnett and Paige Suelzer, directed by Cassie Greenlee
Performing Friday and Sunday

Cast: Whitney Bechstein, Ali Larsen, Sadie Roberts, Angie Ruiz, Rose Walters, and Aria Weaver

The Origin of April Fools’ Day by Gavin Miller and Lola Truman, directed by Ligaya Edge
Performing Friday and Saturday

Cast: Aidan Thomas, Lauren Peppers, Jersey Holland, Shiloh Strausbaugh, Nile Jones, and Toryn Killy, William Stark, Stone Strausbaugh, Charlotte Hower, and Kylie Sikora

Peace and Quiet (Not) by Liam Rogel, directed by Alexis Reinbolt
Performing Friday and Saturday

Cast: Scarlett Strausbaugh, Drew Thomas, Nolan Strausbaugh, Faith Davis, Sofia Swaisgood, and Gideon Mohn

The Tale of the Imaginary Friend by Emy Wilkins, directed by Bella Truman
Performing Saturday and Sunday

Cast: Libby Barnett, Lila Stover, Julia Barnett, Kathryn Mullins, Miles Schober, and Oliver St. Louis

Metal, Gorse, and King George by Abby Farris, directed by Missy Snyder
Performing Saturday and Sunday

Cast: Liam Rogel, Sarah Keller, and Carson O’Brien

HYT would like to thank Wood County Historical Museum for sponsoring us, and Otsego Schools for the generous access to its facilities we’ve enjoyed since 2014. We couldn’t do this without you. We’d also like to thank St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, and First Baptist Church (all of Bowling Green) for providing practice space.

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