From Script to Scene, ‘FXT 5’ Features Student Work

By Beacon Staff

This may be one of your last chances to check out some of the area high school’s talented thespians before they break for summer. The Flathead High School Theatre department is presenting “FXT 5: FLATHEAD EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE” on May 8 and 9.

“FXT 5” is a compilation of one-act plays written by the students of FHS. This year’s collection includes 12 original plays ranging from dramas to comedies.

Showtime is at 7 p.m. in the David Hashley Theatre at FHS both nights. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children and senior citizens, and can be purchased at the FHS Main Office and Herberger’s.

This is the fifth year Flathead Experimental Theatre has been produced. It’s a school-wide effort, with the FHS “Acting 3: Directing & Design” class designing the production and directing the shows. Students from the “Acting 2: Process and Performance” class will bring the characters of each play to life. In all, more than 50 students are involved as playwrights, directors, actors and technicians.

“The audience can expect a wide variety of play themes, styles, comedy, drama, even some plays based on actual events,” said teacher Valeri McGarvey. “I love FXT because it really highlights students and their amazing creativity and talent in all three areas: acting, directing and writing.”

This year there will also be a special reception catered by the school’s culinary arts class for all the students following opening night.

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