Young People’s Theatre: “This Is A Test,” 5/18/2015

Young People’s Theatre: “This Is A Test,” 5/18/2015

What: The Sheridan Arts Foundation Young People’s Theater presents “This is a Test,” a one-act play by Stephen Gregg, directed by Jennifer Julia


When: Monday, May 18, 2015, 7 p.m., doors at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, Colorado, 110 N. Oak Street

Ticket Info: This show is free and open to the public, but a $10 donation is suggested for our the SAFYPT

More Information: The SAFYPT presents “This is a Test” a one-act play by Stephen Gregg. Performed by 13 YPT actors in grades 9-12, “This is A Test” is a comedic nightmare about the pressures of school, tests, college acceptance, competitive classmates and general teenage angst.  (In other words, it’s about what the actors are going through right now!)

“I love this play for my young actors because it mirrors many aspects of their current lives, while giving them a chance to explore the subject artistically.  This is a non-traditional play that utilizes lots of wild and funny stage conventions–perfect material for the YPT!” explains artistic director Jennifer Julia.

The play follows Alice, a high school senior who is struggling to prepare for a very important test. On testing day the nightmare begins: the teacher is crazy, the other kids are blatantly cheating, and the essay questions are in Chinese!  On top of all that, there’s a chorus of “voices” inside Alice’s head that continually torment her with songs, criticism, and random rants.  Will Alice pass the test and get into the top college of her choice?  You’ll have to see the show to find out!

About the Sheridan Arts Foundation:

The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education. The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the Telluride Foundation, CCAASE, CCI & Just For Kids. 


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