GENEVA — Geneva’s got talent! Need proof of that? The ninth annual Geneva High School Talent Show will be held at 7 p.m. April 22 in the high school auditorium. Anonymous judges in the audience will choose first, second, and third places from the solo and group acts, and the audience will get to choose their favorite. All winners will receive a prize.
Come and be moved to laughter and tears during the night of One-Acts at 7 p.m. on April 25. Three productions will be showcased in the school’s auditorium. Tickets will be available for $5 at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Two of the plays tackle the more serious and very real issue of bullying. “Hard 2 Spel Dad” is about a student who struggles in school and becomes a victim of bullying because people don’t understand that she has a learning difference known as dyslexia.
“The Secret Life of Girls” is student-directed by senior Ariel Stehura and performed by theatre director Mrs. Robin Christopher’s Production of Drama class. This play addresses the cruel, but more discreet bullying that girls especially seem to favor as their weapon of choice.
Mrs. Christopher said, “This year’s night of One-Acts has been about making theatre more than entertainment, and that’s not an easy thing to accomplish. Because the subject matter in these plays is more serious, it is a challenge for the actors to actually live out the stories. It is my hope that these plays will bring awareness and let students who might be struggling with bullying that they’re not alone.”
“All I Really Need to Know I Learned by being in a Bad Play” is a comedy about the amazing world of theatre. This performance is sure to be the type of prescription needed when someone says “laughter is the best medicine”. Senior Bethany Steele is student directing this production.