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Burwell One-Act Play Performs for Local Crowd

November 21, 2013

Theater Performance Supports Local Food Pantry

Burwell High School students performed the 2013 one-act play “Tracks” on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 in the high school Common room at 7pm.   A free will donation was taken at the event to support the Burwell Food Pantry.  The Burwell FCCLA Chapter and One-Act Play students hosted a dessert buffet after the event as well to raise funds for the food pantry.

The play “Tracks” by Peter Tarsi follows a group of strangers that meet in a subway station. They have arrived with limited personal belongings, their watches have stopped and they all claim to be in different cities. Soon they learn there is no way out of the station, and the unfortunate truth is told to them: they are all dead. Since subway stations have two sides, they reason the train leaving from one platform must be bound for heaven, while the train leaving from the other platform must be bound for hell. But which platform are they on? They reflect upon their lives, recalling and confessing past deeds of which they are not proud, hoping to figure out which platform is which. The arrival of some visitors from the other platform only complicates matters, and the answer remains unclear. As the subway train finally approaches, they must decide whether to stay and ponder their actions further, or to have faith and climb aboard to their final destination.  This play is presented by a special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.

The Longhorns will perform this play on November 11th at 3pm at the Ord Play Festival, November 26 at the Goldenrod play contest in Humphrey at St. Francis High School, and on December 3rd at West Holt High School for the NSAA district contest. 

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