Fridley High School students perform The Yellow Boat by David Saar, their entry in the State One Act Play Festival, at 3:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul.
Scores of the state's most promising actors and actresses will take to the stage performing 16 one act plays this Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7 and 8, at St. Catherine University's O'Shaughnessy Auditorium in St. Paul during the 65th annual State One Act Play festival.
The plays are limited to no more than 35 minutes, following a maximum 10-minute stage set-up. Total cast and crew cannot exceed 20 students. It is a festival — not a competition. However, each production will be judged and publicly critiqued immediately following each performance. Each cast will attempt to achieve an exceptional rating known as a "starred performance." In 2012, for example, seven of the 16 plays, four from Class AA and three from Class A, were awarded "starred performance" ratings.