‘One Act Play’ season underway

The Princeton High School one-act play team started the new season last Saturday by performing in the Granite Ridge invitational in Little Falls.

The PHS team this year is doing the dramatic one-act play, “Offerings,” written in 2010 by Alan Haenal.

The invitational meet teams, which also included St. Cloud Cathedral, Milaca, Zimmerman and Foley, were not judged in the sense of anything counting for competition, noted PHS one-act play director Laura Berhuis. It’s an invitational where each team just gets critiqued by judges. The first competition for PHS will be the one-act subsection this coming Saturday in St. Francis.

As a result of the invitational critiques, Berghuis said, there will be some experimenting during the next rehearsals to see how certain changes might look.

“Offerings” is about a group of 10 people who receive notice that they are to go to a certain location and make an offering. When they arrive, they see a steamer trunk with a designated square in front of it, and then hear the voice of an unseen person giving them orders. The group characters are played by Casey Mordal, Heather Van Slyke, Matt Kreft, Sydney Arens, Alexis Jorgenson, Nicole Sorenson, Kenny Iverson, Jaysen Hohlen, Andrew Sorenson and Tom Crawford. The unseen source of the voice is Matt Girtz. Austin Berghuis runs the light board and Jozette DeVries and Rachel St. Hilaire run the spotlights.

The public has a chance to see the half-hour production of “Offerings” for free at the PHS performing arts center today (Thursday, Jan. 26) starting at 7 p.m.